Perhaps Gen-X really is having its moment. Those former latchkey kids know how to cope on their own, and Let Grow’s own Seamus Condron has some memes to prove it. See them by clicking here.
At Let Grow we have a downloadable “journal” for kids, with prompts about their daily lives. Some day these dark times will pass and become part of history. In the meantime, it’s possible that writing about it can make kids feel a little better. Get the journal by clicking here (and then you have to […]
Yes, everybody’s on edge, but when tensions escalated over a minor incident at the supermarket, it provided a hard-learned lesson in what it takes to stay sane and kind in these kind of insane times. Telling us that real-life story is Let Grow’s own Irshad Manji, author, professor and now our Director of Courage, Curiosity […]
Advice about kids can drive you almost as crazy as the kids themselves. But I’m hoping “Ask Lenore” is a little more forgiving (and helpful) than the slurry of other suggestions coming into my inbox: “Five Fantastic Things to Make from Star Fruit!” “Coronavirus Is a Great Time for Kids to Learn About Ancient Assyrian […]
Is there a way for kids to actually become LESS anxious during this EXTRA anxious time? Yes. The Let Grow Project is a super-simple idea that many schools have been doing: Kids go home with the assignment, “Do something new, on your own.” Walk the dog. Run an errand. Make a cake. The results have been […]
Hop over to Let Grow to read 5 very basic tips about what to do when freaking out (and the kids are home!). Click here and take a deep breath!
“How to Talk to Your Kids About Amilia Earhart’s Disappearance” was not a thing. “How to Talk to Your Kids About #Coronavirus” articles are. These can be helpful, but you can also wing it. Experts are not better at talking to your kids than you are. Click here for my piece at Reason on how […]
Over at Let Grow, Tom Muir, creator of The Epic Classroom, has a lovely 90-second video about why it’s cool for kids to create maps of their neighborhood, and there’s a downloadable list of things for kids to look for and a map template too. Click here to go get ’em!
“Some parents seem to be under the impression that if their child doesn’t suffer from anxiety, then they’re not driven or working hard enough.” Read a 7th grade teacher’s essay on student life today, and what’s different from our own childhoods. The piece is at Let Grow — please click here. (And get ready for […]
“Why is my son so independent and my daughter keeps asking us to do things for her?” That’s the honest lament of a mom trying to figure out if she “made” her kids this way or not. Read her piece over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo by Marie-Michèle Bouchard on Unsplash