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Wisdom comes from experience. Experience is hard.

How to Keep Kids Safe, By a Woman Raped at 15

Passing along this wisdom: I was raped by a classmate when I was 15. There is nothing anyone could have done to prevent it. Obviously by age 15 I was going off places by myself or with friends, as 15-year-olds are supposed to do. And while I believe homeschooling is a valid educational choice, it […]

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Getting dark! Time to run home!

Peter Gray: We Have Almost Destroyed Childhood

In this sweeping article about the importance of free, non-adult-lead play — the kind of playing most of us remember doing, like, all the time as kids — psychologist Peter Gray does not mince words. The Boston College psychology professor and author of Free to Learn (as well as the author of one of the most popular […]

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Playing! What a waste of time!

Finland’s Genius Idea: More Free Time for Kids

. If you look back on your childhood and what you did in your free time, the thing that you LOVED to do just may still be part of your life. In fact, please tell us stories of that — the thread from your childhood interest or obsession to your current work (or obsession). Me, […]

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Forgot one, George: Safety is danger.

AGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!

. The paragraph below is from a press release about a GPS’ing service parents can subscribe to. When would you need this service? How about when your kids are — Walking to school solo.  Sure, you only live a few blocks from school, but letting your kids make the journey alone seems terrifying.  Freedom is […]

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An unsupervised 38-year-old. Where are his parents???

Mom Investigated for Letting Son, 38, Live on Own

. Hats off to Sarah Sahagian for understanding this issue so deeply, as her reporting in The Beaverton indicates: Toronto – After her 38 year-old son Ben Johnson moved out and got a job at Starbucks, Child Protective Services decided to investigate his mother, Deborah, for possible child neglect and abandonment. “A neighbour saw Ben working […]

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