Mandy Snell Harris

Backyards never end
By Mandy Snell Harris

A couple of weeks ago I was watching the news and saw an interview with " free range parents ". What? I've  never heard of this 'title'.  It struck  my interest, so I watched. These parents were letting their 2 children, 10 & 6 walk a mile to a park  by themselves!!

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My first reaction was gasping..." Lord what is wrong with these people". They lived in a small town, but the kids were crossing thru major intersections. 

My point is, I wish kids played outside more and used their imaginations. I know there are practices of all kinds that they partake in, but backyards never end... They can go & go forever.  :-) Those video games always come to an end!! So go play in the dirt... AND hug yourselves!!   See ya soon. !!   

Mandy Snell Harris 

Mandy Snell is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about growing up in Snellville and its history. Have any Growing up in Snellville stories to share? Comment below!