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Laura Randall, pictured at Mill Pond Park in Portland, gives her son, Matthew Randall, 7, a lot of freedom to explore on his own. Beth Nakamura for NPR hide caption

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To Raise Confident, Independent Kids, Some Parents Are Trying To 'Let Grow'

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Children on the side of a road in Solo in Indonesia's Central Java province ask passing bus drivers to honk their horns on Friday. Videos of children with signs like these have recently gone viral. AP hide caption

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