If George Carlin came back as a cop in Bangor Maine… this is what he’d write. Best Police Dept. Facebook post EVER.
Archive | 2018
Busybodies Report Boy, 8, Walking Alone, and Cops Admonish the Parents
A boy walking to his grandmother’s house? How dare his parents let him do such a thing? Call the cops! Someone did. Read about it here, and comment away.
Jonanthan “Coddling of the American Mind” On How Overprotection Hurts Our Kids
Prof. Jonathan Haidt is one of the four co-founders of Let Grow. In a new 4-minute video he discusses how American parents have been persuaded to treat their kids as fragile — and how that has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Click here to go to the video, at Let Grow.
CANCELLED: THIS SUNDAY! Join Me in NYC for a Let Grow MeetUp!
THIS SUNDAY, Dec. 2: Join Jon Haidt and me for a “LET GROW” FAMILIES MEET-UP in Washington Square. Kids will go to the playground while parents hang back and chat! Free signed “Coddling” or “Free-Range Kids” book to first few families! Please share! https://www.meetup.com/meetup-group-smCbhgbW/events/256754702/Â â€¦
You Know It’s Christsmas When Your Local Facebook Page Starts Warning You About Santa
All the joy of the season…is Scrooged by folks who post things like this, from a Facebook page in New Hampshire. Join the discussion at Let Grow!
30% of College Freshman Don’t Return. One Reason? Overprotection Left Them Unable to Cope
When almost a third of all young people who start college don’t return, there must be a reason. An opinion piece in The New York Times states baldly,Â “We expect students to go from parental control to near-total freedom.” Click here to go to Let Grow to discuss the stunting effects of overprotection. Photo fromÂ UnsplashÂ by […]
The Wicked Witch of the West Talks to Mr. Rogers About a Deep Childhood Truth
And it’s not about fear — it’s about discovering what you love, as a kid! Check out the clip and our short analysis over at Let Grow — here’sÂ the link!
Is the “Kids Table” at Holidays a Thing of the Past?
Over at Let Grow we’re discussing this phenom — the kiddie table separate from the grownups — and if it’s dying out. There’s a survey to take, too. No matter how you carve up the family (as in seating arrangements, that is), have a great Thanksgiving!
The Sign-In and Sign-Out Procedures at My Kid’s School are Driving Me Nuts!
A mom is venting over at Let Grow. Vent along — it’s Friday! Here’s the link!
What Our Concentration on School Shootings Is Doing to Us — and Our Kids
Our response to school shootings is creating its own damage, says Megan McArdle in The Washington Post. How and why to keep perspective, discussed over at Let Grow! Photo fromÂ Wikimedia Commons, by ZiggyFan23.