The New York Times article on the relentless demands on parents drew over 1400 comments. The Times then printed 4 letters in its print edition — including one from us! Read it here, along with more wisdom on turning the tide on helicopter parenting.
Archive | 2018
The Exacting, Exhausting Expectations of Parenting Today
If the expectation is for moms to breastfeed exclusively, make their own baby food and always be playing with, reading to, or watching their kids, something is wrong. Not with those activities, with the expectation. Discuss! (Here, at Let Grow.) . . Photo from Unsplash by Oleg Sergeichik@kpebedko_o.
Mom Who Let Her Kids, 7 and 3, Walk to Bakery Down the Block is Told Not To Do That Again Till They are 12
Katharina Nuss, visited by child protective services for trusting her kids out of her line of sight for 3 minutes in their own neighborhood, has vowed to change the laws that make this a parenting offense. Here’s her story.
Kids Vomit and Pass Out With Fear as Sheriff Puts School on Lockdown, Never Mentioning It’s Just a DRILL
The idea of school shootings seems to have unhinged a Florida sheriff who put an entire high school on “Code Red” — barricade the doors, hide in the closets — without mentioning it was a drill. We declare that child abuse. Read about it here.
“A Budding Movement” — Watch Us on PBS NewsHour!
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The Annual Worst Helicopter Parenting Moments List!
School kids forbidden to touch snow, college students forbidden to hike in the woods, a mom investigated for letting her 8-year-old walk the dog — check out the Top 10 Worsts of 2018 — and the one SHINING LIGHT over at Let Grow! (While they can’t roam outside, Penn State college students in the “Outing […]
Electronic Ankle Monitor Used to Track Work-Release Felons Now Available to Parents of Teens
A Florida company has started selling electronic ankle monitors to the parents of teens. The monitorsÂ cannot be removed. “Hardened criminals who try to cut it off have ended up in the ER,” brags marketer. Somehow this is legal. Is it moral? Is it ever a good idea? Join the discussion at Let Grow.Â
A Teacher Reconsiders the 25 Years of Homework He Assigned
Tim Bedley teaches 5th grade and has for a long time. But now he teaches it differently, for reasons he explains over at Let Grow. Come join the discussion!
Why Straight A’s Are Bad
Find out over here, at Let Grow!
These Kids Are So Lucky (And Yet What They Have, MANY Kids Had Till Recently!)
Check out the video over at Let Grow of a school that is just so fantastic, it makes you sit down and wonder: Are the rest of us doing it all wrong?