By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 4 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!
By Lenore Skenazy

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!
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 3 minutes

The Cure for America’s “Drastically Less Happy” Kids

Americans under age 30 are drastically less happy than older Americans, in part because they get so little chance to play on their own. But play is nature's anti-depressant.
By Let Grow

Read Time: 4 minutes

The College Essay of Extraordinary Finn Fox (RIP)

Finn Fox died before he could start college. His parents are sharing his college essay to encourage more childhood independence and adventure.
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 2 minutes

Jonathan Haidt: Schools Should Ban Phones, Give Kids The Let Grow Experience and Play Club

Jonathan Haidt says kids are depressed and anxious because we underprotect them in the virtual world and overprotect them in the real world.
By Let Grow

Read Time: 4 minutes

How to Get Kids to GO Outside and PLAY Outside

It can be hard to get kids to go outside and play outside, but we've got a few can't-fail tips for parents who want their kids to play more!
By Let Grow

Read Time: 1 minute

Constant Supervision is Making Kids Depressed

Simply put: Constant supervision is making kids depressed and anxious.
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 8 minutes

Surprise! Free Play is Safer than Sports or Hanging out at Home

This post is reprinted (and gently edited) from a surprising article on LinkedIn that showed that free play is safer than sports -- the adult-organized kind -- or even hanging...
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 3 minutes

New Study Finds Intensive Parenting is Best…Or Does It?

Is it intensive parenting to text your young adult kids a few times a week and offer some advice on things like finances? The New York Times says yes. I...