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By Let Grow

Read Time: 4 minutes

“Kids Have the Right to Some Independence” Missouri Legislator Josh Hurlbert Testifies

Rep. Josh Hurlbert, a Republican, testified for Let Grow's "Reasonable Childhood Independence" law in Missouri, as did former State Sen. Jeff Smith, a Democrat. It passed the house 154-0!
By Let Grow

Read Time: 3 minutes

Can You Start a Neighborhood Camp?

Two California moms started a low-key neighborhood camp and had the kids run it. Here's how you can do this, too!
By Let Grow

Read Time: 1 minute

Free Mother’s Day Kit Includes Card, Kid-Coupons, And Surprising Fill-in-the-Blanks about Mom

A certain holiday is coming up -- and we've got you covered. (Phew!) Our Mother's Day Kit comes with a lovely card to print out, and all the other items...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 2 minutes

Why is Oprah talking about “The Anxious Generation”?

"Phones are experience blockers," says Let Grow co-founder, Jon Haidt. A lot of people are listening to him, including Oprah. On a recent Oprah Daily interview, he shared compelling evidence...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 6 minutes

Learning Without Lessons: How Kids Figure Things Out on Their Own

For most of human history children learned WITHOUT lessons, says anthropologist David Lancy. They watched, imitated, and played their way into competent, confident adulthood. They need the freedom to do...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 4 minutes

The Case for More 9-Year-Old Biker Gangs

When the mom of a 9-year-old told her she had to ride her bike to get to a friend's house, a world of freedom opened up...for both of them. Now...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 2 minutes

I Let My Kids Walk to the Library On Their Own

When Holly Grant let her three kids walk to the library on their own they developed a taste for independence, and dragons. (Gotta read the post to enjoy their kid...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 2 minutes

No Talking! No Running! No Tag! Brilliant 9-Year-Old’s TED Talk!

Gwen, 9, was fed up with a no-walking, no-running, no-tag childhood, which is why she recommends all schools start a Let Grow Play Club.
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 5 minutes

A List of Phone-Free Camps

Phone-free camps give kids a break from the rest of the year's drama -- and even loved ones -- affording them a chance to be in the present and grow.
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 3 minutes

No Phones Allowed? My Kids Were Practically In Tears

School teacher Ezra Alexander started a Let Grow Play Club after school: Kids could play with anyone and do almost anything -- except their phones. At first, this made his...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 4 minutes

Strict Parenting? Gentle Parenting? Ellen Galinsky’s “Autonomy-Support” Alternative

Teens need two things -- some autonomy and some support. Put them together and you get autonomy-supportive parenting, which Ellen Galinsky examines and ultimately recommends in her new book, "The...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 3 minutes

Hope for The Anxious Generation!

After hearing Jon Haidt discuss "The Anxious Generation," Larissa asked her 5th grader if she'd like to walk home unsupervised for the first time. And that's when everything changed!