Author Archives: Erica Manfred

Erica Manfred

Erica Manfred is a freelance magazine writer whose work has appeared in Parents, Cosmospolitan, New York Times Magazine, New Age Journal and other publications. She lives in West Hurley, New York. Read more of Erica's writing at

Grandmother’s Rant: Back in My Day, Kids Weren’t Coddled

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Grandmother's Rant: Back in My Day, Kids Weren't Coddled

I see child-rearing from a perspective that none of these young parents have experienced. I grew up in the 1950s, supposedly a conservative era, but actually a much more liberal one when it came to freedom for kids. At that time we kids were pretty much on our own when school let out. The minute […]