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Field Trip Fears

One pre-k teacher describes the rules that have made field trips nearly non-existent at her school. Even a trip across the street to the Post Office was scrutinized for potential disaster. Read more, over at Let Grow. (Photo of Field Museum by Jtesla16 at wts wikivoyage )

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The Drop Off in Drop Offs

At one reader’s YMCA, parents are not allowed to leave the building while their kids take a class. And so they are almost forced to hover. Any ideas of how to change that norm? Tell us over at Let Grow! Fathers watching their sons playing soccer game, kids playing football, selective focus

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Fortnite and Kids: Cause for Panic?

Parents are worried that their kids playing Fortnite are turning into game-obsessed zombies. But Jennifer Senior just wrote a great piece in the NY Times defending the game as social and life-enhancing for her tween son. Love to hear from anyone who has actually played the game: Should parents worry? Weigh in over at Let […]

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For States Considering a Free-Range Parenting Law

Why do parents need a law guaranteeing that giving their kids some independence — by choice or necessity — will not be mistaken for neglect? Because no one should have to second-guess their parenting decisions based on someone misinterpreting their confidence in their kids. Check out our 2-minute video on why kids need some free […]

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