Lenore Skenazy is the president of Let Grow, the nonprofit promoting childhood independence and resilience. Ever since her column Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone created a media firestorm, Lenore has been declaring our kids are smarter and stronger than our culture gives them credit for. She is the author of "Free-Range Kids," the book-turned-parenting-movement that garnered her the nickname, “America’s Worst Mom.” You may have seen her on "The Today Show," "The Daily Show," "Dr. Phil," or on her own reality show, "World’s Worst Mom" on Discovery Life.
A popular keynote speaker, Lenore has given talks everywhere from Microsoft to Disney, as well as at K–12 schools and colleges across the country, including her alma mater, Yale University. Before all of this, Lenore was a reporter and columnist at the New York Daily News and the New York Sun. She lives in New York with her husband.