Messy indeed! But an amazing reminder of what kids can do when they’re interested, excited and we’re not intervening to “help” them all the time. Â Obviously, mom is involved here. But she is giving him a lot of Free-Range. Click here to see it at Let Grow! Â
Archive | 2020
“I Am Not Lost or Neglected!” — Print Out a Card for Your Kid to Carry
We’ve updated the Let Grow Kid Card and it is gorgeous. Go to Let Grow by clicking here. Print out some cards for kids you know and love — and want to let grow!
“I Had No Idea the Magnitude of the Memes My Kids Were Looking At Daily”
This post on Let Grow opened my eyes, too: A mom writes about her 13-year-old son worrying — not greatly, but a little — about being drafted. He’d seen meme after meme about World War III and wasn’t sure if these were referring to something real or not. So the mom researched how to talk […]
This #LetThem Poster Sums Up the Whole Idea of Free-Range Kids AND Let Grow!
This fantastic poster says it all: #LetThem ! Let them — our kids — do it, go for it, figure it out, fail, build courage, GROW! It’s free at Let Grow. ClickÂ here!
How to Give Kids Back Some Free Time by Creating a More Trusting, Helpful, Relaxed Community
“Parents who once spent time on their own pursuits, existing on the periphery of their childrenâ€™s free time, now spend it supervising, driving, and advocating,” writes mom Lizzie Heislet over at Let Grow. Click here to read how to gently start reversing the intensive parenting trend and creating community.Â Photo from Unsplash by @allahetman
Your Kid Can Bake This Cake Without You (And Be Done in 10 Minutes Total)
This actually works, so rejoice! (Or beware.) It’s a Mug Cake recipe any kid can make in just a few minutes, if you’ve got a microwave. See the recipe and video by clicking here, which leads to Let Grow!
A Crying Toddler Prompts a Visit from Child Protective Services
As mom of two Amber Roshay writes at Let Grow today: “Some believe a toddler shouldnâ€™t cry. Others judge rather than empathize… And some call Child Protective Services for child neglect.” Read her story — including what happened when a caseworker visited Amber’s home, solely prompted by the report of a kid crying — by […]
What If P.E. Class Allowed Kids to Decide The Exercises and Games?
One gym teacher realized that his dreams of making kids active, creative, energetic, cooperative and happy couldn’t happen in 25 minute chunks unless…he changed the class entirely. Here’s his Let Grow essay on how he did it. Feel free to share with other teachers! gym class sepia
Signs of the Overprotection Apocalypse
A full 23 signs — a couple fake, most real — that take overprotection to the extreme. Laugh until you realize…uht oh. Click here to see them at Let Grow.
A Kindergarten Teacher, Fed Up with Ridiculous Academic Standards, Urges Rebellion
Kindergarten teachers AND their students are sick of the outlandish standards imposed upon them. Pushing kids to read sooner doesn’t mean they become smarter — or even better readers. One teacher is urging her compatriots to join the “Close your door and teach” movement. Her essay is at Let Grow — click here!