A judge just decided if a mom was guilty simply for not for being with her son when he was hit by a car. Is that actually a crime? Join the discussion at Let Grow!
A mom is getting pushback on letting her kid walk to school, even though next year, in middle school, the girl will have to get herself all the way across town! Join the grumbling at Let Grow!
In response to a post about childhood anxiety, the mom of a girl who was hospitalized in third grade for self-harm, thinks about what kids might need to feel less worried and depressed. Join the discussion at Let Grow.
CROWDSOURCE THIS, PLEASE! We want to build a great list of ideas of things kids under age 13 can do on their own. Teachers doing the Let Grow Project will hand this list to their students! MORE IDEAS NEEDED!!! Please add them over at Let Grow! Photo at Unsplash by @kandebonfim
Around the world, kids are allowed — and expected — to spend some of their time on their own, having fun and helping out the family. It’s only America where we squelch this normal state of affairs by declaring it “dangerous.” Join the de-squelching at Let Grow! Photo from Unsplash @amansks91
A mom gushes about how glad she is that she has GPSed her kids, 6 and 8, because now she can know where they are every second, allowing her, she says, to relax. This need to know is completely new, and obviously driven by tech. How does it change parenting, and childhood? Join the discussion […]
Good Morning America took the fabulous Kim Brooks piece examining why we criminalize parents for letting their kids wait briefly — and safely — in the car and turned it into YET ANOTHER cautionary tale about kids in danger. Join the grrrrr-ing over at Let Grrrrrrrrrrrow.
Yes. And we discuss it over at Let Grow. It is a project you and your kids can do, even starting today! If and when you do, please let us know how it goes!
If it’s MORE dangerous to drive your kid to the mall than to have ’em wait in the car while you pick up a package, why do we arrest parents who do the latter and not the former? Kim Brooks — arrested for letting her 4-year-old wait in the car for 5 minutes — just […]
Dana Blumberg started a Chicago-land Free-Range Facebook page years ago, so she wouldn’t feel alone when questioning the culture of overprotection. This week, she went on TV to explain. Watch her at Let Grow.org!