Who Am I Becoming

This episode is a conversation I had with Corey Best who is the founder of Mining for Gold. We talk about how a keynote that Corey gave in 2022 titled “Who Am I Becoming” changed my life forever. The conversation also gets into topics of lived experience, non-reformist reform, and the serviceability of the system in ways that challenge prevailing narratives in child welfare. But we start with how, through growing in right accountable relationship, Corey has become a friend and a teacher as I continue in my own process of becoming.

Reasonable Childhood Independence, with Lenore Skenazy

This week, we talk with Lenore Skenazy, author of Free-Range Kids, and founder of Let Grow. Lenore tells us about the reasonable childhood independence movement and her organization, which aims to “make it easy, normal and legal to give kids the independence they need to grow into capable, confident, and happy adults.” Plus, hear about recent childhood independence legislation that Let Grow has introduced, and how it can help protect families from poorly-worded neglect laws and unnecessary CPS investigations.