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Japan Just Seems to Get What Kids CAN Do

I spoke to an Early Educators Conference two weeks ago. Wish I’d had this video! What a great way to give kids the responsibility they crave: have them do actual tasks that actually contribute to the world they live in! – L \ .Here is the URL, if you need it! – L, .

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"Those kids have the right idea!"

Two Boys, Age 5, Tunnel Out of Kindergarten to Go Buy a Jaguar

. Best story of the week? Month? Year? And I’m just talking about the parents! Get a load of this: MOSCOW, Sept 8, 2015: Two five-year-old Russian boys used spades to dig their way out of their kindergarten and set off on a mission to buy a Jaguar sports car, Komsomolskaya Pravda daily reported Tuesday. […]

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A Surprising (Or Maybe Not) Stranger Danger Experiment

. Here’s a social experiment that is the yin to the Joey Salad’s video yang that “taught” us to beware of strangers. As Canada’s National Post reports, Vancouver police sergeant Mark Horsley borrowed an electric wheelchair and went undercover to the “drug-infested Downtown East Side” in order to catch the criminals preying on the most vulnerable: …The […]

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Gever and a budding tinkerer.

Gever Tulley’s Latest Dangerous Idea

. Gever Tulley is a big-time hero of mine. He did one of the earliest, best Ted Talks: “5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do.” He also founded the Tinkering School in San Fran (and elsewhere now, too), where young kids are given power tools and encouragement. Then he and his wife Julie […]

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What happened when cops stopped a young man who was trespassing just may make your a good way.

Thank Goodness for Cops Stopping Kids! (Tempe, AZ Version)

. Just what we needed — for real. This comes to us from a reader named Steve, and ABC15 in Tempe, AZ.  A young guy is out and about. Alone. After curfew. Trespassing!   Cops get out of their squad car to approach warily, but what comes next?   Option 1: Kid appears to be […]

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Am I really more dangerous than a stranger???

You Know What’s REALLY Dangerous for Kids?

“That’s dangerous!” Most of us parents have had that shouted at us at some point — often when we’re letting our kids do something that is, statistically, not very dangerous at all, like letting a 3 year old nap in the car while we pay for the gas, or letting our 7-year-old walk to the […]

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Wait, Dave. I thought Lenore loved ME the most. But maybe she loves you more?

Dave Barry: Mad Men (and Women) Made Great Parents

The great Dave Barry has a huge and wonderful piece at the Wall Street Journal. LOVE that man! The Greatest (Party) Generation Raising children wasn’t always an all-consuming job. Humorist Dave Barry on his parents’ wild parties and the grown-up escapades of the ‘Mad Men’ era We pick it up here, as he discusses his […]

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Wait! Did i forget my cell phone?

Dog Takes Bus by Herself (So Why Don’t We Let Our HUMAN Kids Do This?)

Considering we have municipalities making it illegal for kids to walk home by themselves from the bus stop, this doggy story from Seattle should give everyone…paws: “Did that just happen?” That’s the reaction one bus rider had in Seattle, after realizing a dog had just joined him for a ride through the city, traveling several stops […]

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