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Hi Sam! Random question but I've read in a couple articles that your mom said by about 10, she would have been comfortable dropping you off alone in NYC.

As a new parent, I'm intrigued by this. What kinds of things did your parents do with/for you to foster this level of independence? What had the biggest effect on you, personally?

I really lucked out big-time on the parent lottery.

My parents were and are incredibly supportive of anything I was interested in. But they were never "hovering". That's a great combination.

Funny side story: When I was 13, I flew from Pakistan to Australia by myself, changed the flights in transit, etc.

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