Why are young Americans today so much more cynical and distrusting than their elders? Dr. Peter Gray says it could partly be thanks to growing up with so little free play. Read his ideas over at Let Grow by clicking here!
Things are getting really weird thanks to surveillance at the door. Read about one community’s candy stealer, at Let Grow. Click here.
What are the alternatives to boring playgrounds out by you? Share your frustrations — and fabulous finds! — over at Let Grow, by clicking here.
Check out the note from a college professor wondering if the decline in free play has led to a decline in language skills and hence a decline in reading. And then click here to join the discussion! (Because you CAN read! And you CAN express yourselves!) Photo from Unsplash by @cirala_sky .
Well, she was in Germany, so maybe you can guess. They actually TEACH the kids how to react when they’re lost, and it paid off! Read the very quick, sweet story over at Let Grow by clicking here!
Three people on the sex offense registry in Georgia sued the Butts County Sheriff’s Office for placing “NO TRICK-OR-TREAT AT THIS ADDRESS!!” signs on their lawns. This was not only trespassing, said the plaintiffs, the signs themselves amounted to compelled speech. Yesterday, just in time for Halloween, federal Judge Marc T. Treadwell ruled in favor […]
You’ll find four fear-fighting Halloween facts by clicking here and magically being transported to Let Grow! Mwah hah hah hah ha! [It is hard to phonetically convey mock-evil laughter. But we do try.]
The media love stories of kids in peril SO MUCH that they are willing to believe almost anything, as this “near abduction” story at Let Grow proves. Click here, please!
Read a young man’s thank you letter to the teachers who didn’t interfere with the fantasy world he and his friends created in first grade and kept going through fifth! Click here for the story, over at Let Grow!
What happens when kids train too hard in one sport? Nothing good — says no less than the National Athletic Trainers Association! They’ve got six suggestions to help parents to pull back. Read them at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash