Even if you want your kids to Free-Range, that doesn’t mean the other parents are ready…as the mom of a middle-schooler learned in Nashville. Read her story over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo: Nipponeselover/Wikimedia.
A mom is at her wit’s end when her son’s super-brief, in-class, stand-next-to-your-desk “movement breaks” leave him more wound up and frustrated than ever — because they’re so short. Read about why these breaks might actually be counterproductive for antsy kids by clicking here!
We are in the throes of another wave of White Van fever. (Not the shoes! The vehicles.) Even the Mayor of Baltimore is warning his constituents to not go NEAR a white van because…he read scary posts about them on Facebook. Come over to Let Grow for my essay on our obsession with fearing the […]
Slinking away from Instagram is not so different from locking yourself in your room — or so today’s shrinks are thinking, when it comes to depressed, anxious teens avoiding social media. Weigh in on the idea that social media can make anti-social kids social again. Click here!
Click here to read about the study and its implications (okay, those are pretty clear: MORE PLAY TIME = BETTER OUTCOMES ALL AROUND). Still, come for the stats, stay for the comments (including yours, please)!
One dad wrote a detailed checklist of how he got his kids, 8, 7 and 4, to start playing outside and even running errands, on their own. Check it out for yourself by clicking here, which takes you to Let Grow!
A high school coach tells freshman, “Slide into third!” The kid does and his ankle pops. No more sports for him. Ever. Seven years later, a jury ponders: Was the coach RECKLESS? Here’s our mini-piece at Let Grow, with a link to the long, gripping story.
Having just read a bit about the history of witch-hunting I’m afraid we may not be quite as modern as we think we are. Join the discussion at Let Grow by clicking here!
If a tragic accident happens to a child, is it the mom’s fault? Our society likes to say YOU BET IT IS! We blame moms instead of fate. Why? I ponder this over at Let Grow. Click here to chime in.
A new study shows that by the time kids are 11 they have lost an hour a week of movement compared to when they were 6. I could be wrong, but I thought that as kids got stronger, smarter and bigger, they used to start moving MORE — playing, walking, roaming. How can we reverse […]