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!
Archive | 2019
Study Shows that Boys’ Reading Ability Goes Up When They Get More Time to Play
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)!
Want Your Kids to Start Playing Outside Unsupervised — Without the Neighbors Freaking Out?
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!
A Coach Tells a Kid to Slide and the Kid’s Ankle is Ruined for Life. Now The Case is in Court
A high school coach tells freshman, “Slide into third!” The kid does and his ankle pops. No more sports for him. Ever. Â Seven years later, a jury ponders: Was the coach RECKLESS? Here’s our mini-piece at Let Grow, with a link to the long, gripping story.
Is Modern-Day Mom-Blaming Really So Different from Historical Witch-Hunting?
Having just read a bit about the history of witch-hunting I’m afraid we may not be quite as modern as we think we are. Join the discussion at Let Grow by clicking here!
Mom Is Charged in Tragic Death of Son, 3, Who Fell Off Escalator. This Is Sickening and Heartless
If a tragic accident happens to a child, is it the mom’s fault? Our society likes to say YOU BET IT IS! We blame moms instead of fate. Why? I ponder this over at Let Grow. Click here to chime in.
Each Year from Ages 6 to 11 Kids Sit More and Move Less. Shouldn’t They Be Moving MORE as They Physically Come Into their Own?
A new study shows that by the time kids are 11 they have lost an hour a week of movement compared to when they were 6. I could be wrong, but I thought that as kids got stronger, smarter and bigger, they used to start moving MORE — playing, walking, roaming. How can we reverse […]
We Are Raising a Generation of Cynical Young Codgers
Why are young Americans today so much more cynical and distrusting than their elders? Dr. Peter Gray says it could partly be thanks to growing up with so little free play. Read his ideas over at Let Grow by clicking here!
Post Trick-or-Treating Analysis of a Candy Stealer
Things are getting really weird thanks to surveillance at the door. Read about one community’s candy stealer, at Let Grow. Click here.
Zero-Risk Playgrounds are Risky…Because They Drive Kids Crazy with Boredom!
What are the alternatives to boring playgrounds out by you? Share your frustrations — and fabulous finds! — over at Let Grow, by clicking here.