America’s Worst Mom Coming to Salmon Arm

Lenore Skenazy, “America’s Worst Mom”, is coming to speak in Salmon Arm on Jan 25 during Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week. The New York City columnist-turned-reality TV show host got that title after letting her 9-year-old son take the subway, alone. In response to the enormous media blowback, she founded the book and blog, “Free-Range Kids,” which launched the anti-helicopter parenting movement. Lenore is fighting the belief that our children are in constant danger from creeps, kidnapping, germs, grades, flashers, frustration, failure, baby snatchers, bugs, bullies, men, sleepovers and/or the perils of a non-organic grape.

The Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS) and many community partners have all come together to bring this hilarious and controversial speaker to Salmon Arm to hopefully spark a necessary community conversation. She is also speaking in Kelowna and Kamloops. To book a ticket to this free presentation go to or sign up below:


This FREE community presentation is taking place during Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week and is generously supported by:

  • Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society (LASS)
  • Shuswap Children’s Association
  • City of Salmon Arm
  • Child & Youth Mental Health & Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative
  • Salmon Arm Early Childhood Development (ECD) Committee
  • Sicamous & Malakwa Early Childhood Development (ECD) Committee
  • School District No. 83 District PAC
  • Bastion Elementary PAC
  • Hillcrest Elementary PAC
  • School District No. 83 Early Learning Department
  • Ken Jamieson

**Hear Lenore Skenazy interviewed on EZ Rock 91.5FM: