When you hear that “Every hour a child is injured by a highchair!” you may think that means highchairs are about on par with bungee jumping. We’ve got an essay at Let Grow that puts it all in perspective. Check it out by clicking here!
If your answer is, “Um…maybe?” check out the inspiration over at Let Grow, drawn from a book called Backyard Adventure: 51 Free-Play Activities, by Amanda Thomsen. Dirt is good!
Fatherly interivewed six dads trying to give their kids more freedom. Read one of them at Let Grow — click here — and tell us about your journey as a Let Grow Dad!
The New York Post seems to have gone out of its way to present Free-Range Parenting as offbeat and dangerous. We discuss this common occurrence over at Let Grow. Please join us – click here!
The Fear that Children Will Fall Behind if Not More or Less Constantly in Adult-Directed Activities The Fear that Children Who Are Not Supervised Are in Physical Danger The Fear of Being Accused of Neglect if the Child is Allowed Some Freedom Let Grow co-founder Dr. Peter Gray discusses them in a Psychology Today blog. […]
School Administrator Magazine asked Let Grow to write about how giving kids more independence makes them less anxious. Here’s the article. And here’s where we’re discussing it, over at Let Grow! iscussing it, over at Let Grow!
Playdates, age-segregated activities and adult-led fun are all extremely new developments. But kids without free time to play and learn from each other are missing out on something crucial for their brains, says evolutionary anthropologist Dorsa Amir in the TEDx talk you’ll find at Let Grow!
And yet, the other day, a reader tells us, a 7-year-old wandered off at the park and the mom was issued a summons. Read the letter at Let Grow.
Adelia Moore is a mom of four and a clinical psychologist who works with lots of families. But even she had a hard time letting her sons go — each of them! — the first time. Her advice…is over at Let Grow.
Just a little story from our mailbox, over at Let Grow.