One way you can be sure our culture has gone crazy is to think that playground equipment for a 5-year-old is somehow impossible for a 3-year-old to enjoy without grave danger. But here’s today’s story, over at Let Grow.
In the relative blink of an eye we have gone from considering kids competent people, capable of being out and about in the world, to fragile flowers in need of constant care. If this makes you mad, too, please join the discussion at Let Grow!
We want kids to grow up brave and strong…and then they are not even allowed into a museum till age 16. Want to talk about the effects of infantilization? Join the conversation at Let Grow!
Think twice before you share your friend’s friend story of her kids “almost” getting kidnapped at Ikea. That’s the lesson from this tragic tale. Join the conversation at Let Grow.
What does it mean to grow up under complete technological surveillance?
Hope yours is liberating, too!
Want to make a ton of friends? This phrase may be the key: “I love my child, but don’t think s/he is particularly gifted at…anything.” Here’s one mom saying just that. Join the conversation at Let Grow!
Come over to LetGrow.org where we are asking folks to add on their own rules. Now THAT is summer fun!
Why do Maya children pay attention at twice the rate of American-born kids? NPR did a story and we did a blog post — at Let Grow. Join us there!
A Jewish boy was ordered not to wear his Jewish Star at day care because it was too dangerous. Now the dad is suing. Join the conversation at Let Grow!