. Hats off to Sarah Sahagian for understanding this issue so deeply, as her reporting in The Beaverton indicates: Toronto – After her 38 year-old son Ben Johnson moved out and got a job at Starbucks, Child Protective Services decided to investigate his mother, Deborah, for possible child neglect and abandonment. “A neighbour saw Ben working […]
. Saw this “ad” at the US Play Coalition Conference where I was speaking last week. I couldn’t wait to hear Justin Bogardus‘ session, “Does Nature Have a Marketing Problem?” Maybe you’ve already seen his hilarious answer: . . And here’s the next one. Now go outside! L.
. Check out the brilliance of these British kids. According to the Daily Mail: Aged between six and 12, they were on an Easter egg hunt in the middle of a field near the village of Capel, Surrey, when they spotted the helicopter circling. I highly doubt I would have been nearly as resourceful as […]
. How can you not love this story? Siblings Jack and Phoebe Gore, 10 and 7 respectively, hung out the proverbial shingle and started a detective agency in the northern Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood. They charge $6 a case and, according to DNAInfo’s Carolina Pichardo: With only a few weeks in business — and using nothing more […]
. Just in case you haven’t seen LosFelizDaycare on Twitter, here’s an introduction. Somehow it has its finger on the sticky pulse of whatever is pickiest, priciest, smuggest and nuttiest in the world of children and their precious adults. You sort of have to read a bunch of them to get the whole vibe which is […]
. When it comes to kids and 23-metric ton apatosauruses, we’ve learned you just can’t be TOO careful. But at the time Syd Hoff’s Danny and the Dinosaur was published back in 1958, nobody even considered the terrible example it was setting for our most vulnerable populations — sauropods and impressionable children — by making […]
. Heck, I was about to write about kids, free play, parents, common sense, or the shocking lack thereof. But then along came this video. I burst out laughing even as my eyes welled up with tears. Had to share. And, yes, now I want pesto. (I also want to learn to use my fork […]
. Someone called the cops when a gaggle of young folk in Gainesville, FL, had the temerity to play street basketball, instead of silently staring at their screens inside. Here’s how an officer responded (it’s a little garbled for the first 15 seconds or so):. . And then the cop, as promised, returned, with “backup.” […]
. Though we are exhorted to live in a constant state of hysteria when it comes to our kids, some people get just too fed up — or tired — to heed the latest safety “advice.” Here’s one of them! Let us salute Anna Claire Vollers on Alabama’s AL.com for her dismissal of the nattering nabobs of […]
. This ad is pretty darn off topic, except that I could note that if this boy lived in more Free-Range times, he’d have already had a bunch of kids to play ball with. It’s a few years old, so let’s call it a classic: . . .