‘Snow joke! After 57 years, this midwestern town is about to toss its snowball ban off the books! Click here to go to Let Grow and watch the mayor and police have a snowball fight to celebrate. (They’re the guys in this picture.)
Kids deserve — and learn better with — MORE recess. The LiiNK program in Texas gives kids four recesses a day — and the results are impressive: Fewer “off task” behaviors, longer attention spans and lower BMI. Read about it over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo by Hisu Lee at Unsplash.
A genius mom gives a truly useful plan for how to resist becoming the entertainment center when the kids whine that they’re bored. Read how to “become a master of boredom tolerance” over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo by Frankieleon at Creative Commons.
Intense blog post by a writer who still remembers the day when she was 13 and set up an appointment to speak to the assistant principal. The secretary and the guy himself had no idea why a kid would do this. Click here to go to Let Grow to read what happened. A good reminder […]
The mom of a son with autism who didn’t speak till age 5 started letting him walk to the library by himself at age 9. Her story is over at Let Grow. Click here to read it. And meantime: Happy holidays, one and all! L Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash
…are over at Let Grow. Just click here! Some you’ll remember, some you may not have heard. (Like the one about the girl on the slide.)
The 16-year-old kidnapped from he mother’s side on a Bronx street Monday has admitted it was a hoax. A few of the folks I correspond with suspected that immediately, in part because stranger kidnappings are so rare. Read what the crime tells us about our perceptions of reality by clicking here to get to Let […]
Even if you want your kids to Free-Range, that doesn’t mean the other parents are ready…as the mom of a middle-schooler learned in Nashville. Read her story over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo: Nipponeselover/Wikimedia.
A mom is at her wit’s end when her son’s super-brief, in-class, stand-next-to-your-desk “movement breaks” leave him more wound up and frustrated than ever — because they’re so short. Read about why these breaks might actually be counterproductive for antsy kids by clicking here!
We are in the throes of another wave of White Van fever. (Not the shoes! The vehicles.) Even the Mayor of Baltimore is warning his constituents to not go NEAR a white van because…he read scary posts about them on Facebook. Come over to Let Grow for my essay on our obsession with fearing the […]