A sort of shocking, sort of sadly predictable study of 300 10-year-olds in Britain found that they were 20% less strong and had 30% less endurance for things like hanging from a bar and doing sit-ups than they had in 1998. Come talk about it over at Let Grow!
The media is so desperate for stories about children outside alone in the big, wide world that the CBC — Canada’s NPR — did a piece about a boy, age 12, not picked up when he was supposed to be, and how mad this made his mom. Come over and talk about it at Let […]
Because there is almost no other Halloween activity to warn us about, one industrious site has come up with Hayride Saftey Tips — as if hayrides are on par with the Apollo missions. Read about them at Let Grow and hop on the discussion!
Comedian Christian Hull’s 3-minute romp through parenting through the decades. Need a smile/break/something that isn’t work or depressing news? Go to LetGrow.org and there’s the video! Actually, just click here!
Kids need some experience facing their fears, getting to know their environment, and learning how to deal with strangers. There’s a way to give them the “adult experience.” Read all about it over at Let Grow!
A new book, “Bare Minimum Parenting,” reminds us that whether you breastfeed or not, co-sleep or not, buy the “right” stroller or the right toy — or not — your kid is going to be fine. The decisions that seem so huge and fraught are, in the end, not that big a deal. Great advice […]
The key (or keys) to kid confidence? The authors of a book for girls have it right for ALL kids. Join the conversation at Let Grow! (Photo from @Unsplash by @MParzuchowski )
How strange to be at this juncture, when it takes balls to “confess” to an act both rational and safe: Letting your kids wait in the car a short time. And yet, here we are, with the magnificent Elizabeth Broadbent in ScaryMommy making a declaration of independence. Join the conversation at Let Grow, where I […]
The scariest part about Halloween? The laws in Virginia! Chesapeake is just one of the places there making it illegal for anyone over age 12 to trick or treat. Trick or treaters over age 12 face up to 6 months’ jail time. Join the howling over at Let Grow!
Billy Joel and Alec Baldwin both thank their Free-Range / Let Grow childhoods for giving them freedom. Now Long Island is ahead of the curve in giving kids back that same independence! Join the conversation at Let Grow!