What a lovely profile! Of course, at Let Grow we do not blame helicopter parents. It's almost impossible NOT to helicopter given current social norms and laws. Our movement exists to push the re-set button on the culture of over-protection and the assumption of fragility. So, find out more about how to do the Let
Kidnapping, Halloween, snowballs—in 2018, we freaked out about all of them, and so much more. Here are the year's ten most vexing moments for the Let Grow parenting movement: 1 - THE GREAT INDOORS Penn State announced that its Outing Club can no longer go outside, since hikers may venture beyond the limits of cell phone
Jonathan Haidt and I (ye olde Lenore) hosted our first Free Play Let Grow MeetUp in Manhattan last weekend. You can, too! Here is our "How To" video. PLEASE SHARE! It is so simple and so fun! *The kids get time without us hovering. *The adults get time to...not hover. Unstructured, unsupervised free play becomes
A company in Florida has started selling ankle bracelets—the electric kind felons wear on parole—to parents. The slogan on Tampa Bay Monitoring's website puts it bluntly: "When you need to keep track of your teen at all times." Unlike the other GPS monitors parents are using, which track a kid's phone, this one is un-ditchable: The
What a cheerful piece from Tim Bedley, a 5th grade teacher at the Earl Warren Elementary School in Lake Elsinore, California. He and his brother Scott are the founders of Global School Play Day, a grassroots movement to bring unstructured play back into the lives of this generation of children. It's coming up on Feb.
Yes, yes, we know that some kids are naturally great at school. No need to really PREVENT them from getting great grades, of course. But no need to really push for a 4.0 either, says this wonderful Adam Grant piece in The New York Times, "What Straight A Students Get Wrong." It's the same thing many