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 […]
Slinking away from Instagram is not so different from locking yourself in your room — or so today’s shrinks are thinking, when it comes to depressed, anxious teens avoiding social media. Weigh in on the idea that social media can make anti-social kids social again. Click here!
Click here to read about the study and its implications (okay, those are pretty clear: MORE PLAY TIME = BETTER OUTCOMES ALL AROUND). Still, come for the stats, stay for the comments (including yours, please)!
One dad wrote a detailed checklist of how he got his kids, 8, 7 and 4, to start playing outside and even running errands, on their own. Check it out for yourself by clicking here, which takes you to Let Grow!