Never doubt the power of one freaked-out naysayer to make the nightly news, as you can see from this video — and our commentary — at Let Grow.
A probing Q&A with Prof. of Developmental Psychology Mariana Brussoni, Canada’s leading expert on what kids get from play — and how to make sure they don’t miss out. Read it here, at Let Grow.
Watch a great 1-minute video at Let Grow of a kid calling it quits on organized sports (click here). And while you’re there, let us know what your kids think about participating. Do they love it? Hate it? Mixed bag? Tell all! Photo by Hal Gatewood on Unsplash
Amy Green has been a mom countering the culture of intensive parenting for 11 years now. Find out how she’s helping her friends walk the same walk, at Let Grow.
Twisting the knife, an inquest into the death of a girl just shy of age 7 scootering home from school was ruled the parents’ fault. At Let Grow we discuss why this ruling is chilling, cruel and pointless. Click here. Photo […]
We’ve got some simple ideas — and links — over at Let Grow, including a way to find nearby families also hoping to loosen the reins. Click here and join us!
While some people are feeling compassion for the grieving dad who forgot his twins in the car, others are shockingly certain that no decent person would ever do this. We discuss this at Let Grow.
Audrey “Sunshine” Monke has been a camp owner/director for 34 years. (Here’s her book!) It’s only lately that she’s heard parents promising to pick up unhappy campers — and it worries her. Read her essay at Let Grow. Photo of child from Unsplash by Joseph Gonzalez @miracletwentyone
The brilliant James Madison University religion professor, Alan Levinovitz, sat down for a Q & A with Let Grow. The topics ranged from letting his 6-year-old cut tomatoes with a sharp knife, to the philosophical reasons our culture is both safety-obsessed and judgemental. Finally, he discusses how the great religions allow us to forgive ourselves […]
Let Grow just published a really fun, colorful list of classic summer activities not all kids are doing anymore. It’s a lovely poster for your fridge and a great way of reminding us all that summer can be a time of great joy and growth. Click here to see it. We’re also giving away some […]