‘Snow joke! After 57 years, this midwestern town is about to toss its snowball ban off the books! Click here to go to Let Grow and watch the mayor and police have a snowball fight to celebrate. (They’re the guys in this picture.)
Archive | 2019
What If Kids Had Four Recesses a Day?
Kids deserve — and learn better with — MORE recess. The LiiNK program in Texas gives kids four recesses a day — and the results are impressive: Fewer “off task” behaviors, longer attention spans and lower BMI. Read about it over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo by Hisu Lee at Unsplash.
One Mom Has Actually Figured Out How Not to Cave When Her Kids Whine, “I’m Bored!”
A genius mom gives a truly useful plan for how to resist becoming the entertainment center when the kids whine that they’re bored. Read how to “become a master of boredom tolerance” over at Let Grow by clicking here! Photo by Frankieleon at Creative Commons.
We Tell Kids to Stand Up for Themselves — Then We Treat Them Like Babies
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 […]
Free-Ranging is for Kids with Special Needs, Too
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 byÂ Annie SprattÂ onÂ Unsplash
The 12 Worst, Best, and Craziest Parenting Moments of 2019…
…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.)
Bronx Girl’s Kidnapping Was a Hoax — as Some Had Suspected (and Hoped!) All Along
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 […]
It Is Hard to Be a 12-Year-Old Boy Today. One Kid’s Mom Still Follows Behind Him in a Car As He Walks to School
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:Â Nipponeselover/Wikimedia.
“Movement Breaks” are All The Rage at School — But They Don’t Make Up for Lost Recess Time
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!
White Vans are NOT Coming to Kidnap, Traffic, or Sell Your Kids for Body Parts (Despite What You Read on Facebook)
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 […]