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Free-range parents make 'Frozen' inspired song ‘Let Them Go’

SILVER SPRING, Md. (WUSA9) -- About a year after Danielle Meitiv made national headlines for letting her children walk around their neighborhood by themselves, the Montgomery County mother is reaffirming her commitment to free-range parenting through a song.

Meitiv's song, titled "Let Them Go", changes around the lyrics so they're about why it's OK to let her kids walk freely. Among the lyrics:

It’s funny how our parents just let their kids play ball.
And the fears we let control us didn’t bother them at all.
It’s time to see what kids can do. Let them test their limits just like you.
Learn right from wrong; just let them be
Be free!

And one version of the chorus:

Let them go! Let them go! Don’t hold them back anymore.
Let them go! Let them go!
They’re old enough to go to the store.
Let them play. It’s just a few blocks away.
Don’t call the cops.
They won’t bring the kids home anyway.

The complete lyrics can be found on Meitiv's blog.

Before you make fun on the singing, Meitiv knows it's not her strong suit and told our editorial partners at The Washington Post "Let’s just say, ‘I’m not going to quit my day job on the singing part.’" 

Meitiv and her husband Sasha made national headlines for letting their children walk around their Silver Spring neighborhood together unaccompanied by an adult. They were investigated for child neglect, but Montgomery County authorities eventually cleared them of any charges. 

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