New technology brings new norms. The telegraph allowed us instant communication across long distances. The TV allowed us to sit at home and be entertained. And Life 360 allows — normalizes — us to believe that our kids must be supervised remotely all the time, or they’re in danger and we’re not doing our job. […]
Let Grow did a wonderful video with Jonah Larson, the perfect example of a kid finding his passion simply by having some free time and a parent who trusted him to explore his interests, no matter how quirky. His mom told us that at age 5 Jonah found some crochet materials in a bag and […]
For some kids, sleepovers are just too scary. We’ve got some tips on how to get them over this pretty normal stage. Click here to see them at Let Grow!
What’s wrong with saying, “Be careful!” a couple million times? Well, this: The message kids hear is pointless (Be careful HOW?), at the same time it is also dis-empowering (You think I can’t figure out how to do this safely?). Let Grow ponders the rise of this phrase and things to say instead it, in […]
One wonderful year we had both kids doing the dishes thanks to a chart clearly stating whose job it was on which days. Other years we slacked off on the chart and the dish-washing slacked off, too. If you’d like to print out Let Grow’s free, customizable chore chart, click here. And either way: Happy […]
‘Snow joke! After 57 years, this midwestern town is about to toss its snowball ban off the books! Click here to go to Let Grow and watch the mayor and police have a snowball fight to celebrate. (They’re the guys in this picture.)
Kids deserve — and learn better with — MORE recess. The LiiNK program in Texas gives kids four recesses a day — and the results are impressive: Fewer “off task” behaviors, longer attention spans and lower BMI. Read about it over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo by Hisu Lee at Unsplash.
A genius mom gives a truly useful plan for how to resist becoming the entertainment center when the kids whine that they’re bored. Read how to “become a master of boredom tolerance” over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo by Frankieleon at Creative Commons.
Intense blog post by a writer who still remembers the day when she was 13 and set up an appointment to speak to the assistant principal. The secretary and the guy himself had no idea why a kid would do this. Click here to go to Let Grow to read what happened. A good reminder […]
The mom of a son with autism who didn’t speak till age 5 started letting him walk to the library by himself at age 9. Her story is over at Let Grow. Click here to read it. And meantime: Happy holidays, one and all! L Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash