After allowing their 6- and 10-year-old children to walk a mile home by themselves, two Maryland parents are fighting accusations of child neglect. Visiting Assistant Professor of English Elisabeth Stokes is featured in an NHPR discussion on the issue, maintaining that this case illustrates the pressure put on parents in society today. Stokes, along with Canadian freelance writer Julie M. Green and senior editor at The Atlantic Hanna Rosin, discusses parenting topics such as the balance between supervision, independence, and safety.