NPR has noticed the same thing we have: When we raise kids with zero risk, ironically it doesn’t reassure them. It makes everything start seeming daunting and risky. That’s anxiety producing! Join the mulling over at Let Grow.
Parents and kids were recruited for a “study” that turned out to be sort of the opposite. IT IS FANTASTIC! See it and talk about over at Let Grow!
Why are kids quitting soccer in such numbers? The New York Times discusses it and so do we — at Let Grow!
One way you can be sure our culture has gone crazy is to think that playground equipment for a 5-year-old is somehow impossible for a 3-year-old to enjoy without grave danger. But here’s today’s story, over at Let Grow.
In the relative blink of an eye we have gone from considering kids competent people, capable of being out and about in the world, to fragile flowers in need of constant care. If this makes you mad, too, please join the discussion at Let Grow!
We want kids to grow up brave and strong…and then they are not even allowed into a museum till age 16. Want to talk about the effects of infantilization? Join the conversation at Let Grow!
Think twice before you share your friend’s friend story of her kids “almost” getting kidnapped at Ikea. That’s the lesson from this tragic tale. Join the conversation at Let Grow.
What does it mean to grow up under complete technological surveillance?
Hope yours is liberating, too!
Want to make a ton of friends? This phrase may be the key: “I love my child, but don’t think s/he is particularly gifted at…anything.” Here’s one mom saying just that. Join the conversation at Let Grow!