A Florida company has started selling electronic ankle monitors to the parents of teens. The monitors cannot be removed. “Hardened criminals who try to cut it off have ended up in the ER,” brags marketer. Somehow this is legal. Is it moral? Is it ever a good idea? Join the discussion at Let Grow.
Tim Bedley teaches 5th grade and has for a long time. But now he teaches it differently, for reasons he explains over at Let Grow. Come join the discussion!
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Check out the video over at Let Grow of a school that is just so fantastic, it makes you sit down and wonder: Are the rest of us doing it all wrong?
If George Carlin came back as a cop in Bangor Maine… this is what he’d write. Best Police Dept. Facebook post EVER.
A boy walking to his grandmother’s house? How dare his parents let him do such a thing? Call the cops! Someone did. Read about it here, and comment away.
Prof. Jonathan Haidt is one of the four co-founders of Let Grow. In a new 4-minute video he discusses how American parents have been persuaded to treat their kids as fragile — and how that has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Click here to go to the video, at Let Grow.
THIS SUNDAY, Dec. 2: Join Jon Haidt and me for a “LET GROW” FAMILIES MEET-UP in Washington Square. Kids will go to the playground while parents hang back and chat! Free signed “Coddling” or “Free-Range Kids” book to first few families! Please share! https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-smCbhgbW/events/256754702/ …
All the joy of the season…is Scrooged by folks who post things like this, from a Facebook page in New Hampshire. Join the discussion at Let Grow!
When almost a third of all young people who start college don’t return, there must be a reason. An opinion piece in The New York Times states baldly, “We expect students to go from parental control to near-total freedom.” Click here to go to Let Grow to discuss the stunting effects of overprotection. Photo from Unsplash by […]