Malls & Free-Range Kids: The Strangest of Stranger Things

ChildhoodRuinedLogo_final smallAfter viewing the first episode of Stranger Things Season 3, your hosts of Childhood Ruined return to discuss the vastly different reality parents and children experienced in the mid-80s including crowded malls and the ability to wander around town without parental supervision. Chris and I explore why everyone seems to assume the world is more dangerous now even though statistics and research indicate that crime has decreased in recent decades.

We talk about the freedoms we had as children and whether or not we’d allow our children to experience the same independence – and whether or not society would even allow that these days.

We also discuss mall culture and how that has changed over time. Even though we have better technology to know where our children are 24 hours a day, we rarely seem to let them out of our sight now.

Is that a good thing?

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Author: The Id DM

The Id DM is a psychologist during the weekdays. He DMs for a group of fairly loyal and responsible PCs every other Friday night. In the approximate 330 hours between sessions, he is likely anxious about how to ensure the next game he runs doesn't suck.

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