Until you give your kid a little independence, the notion of letting go can be terrifying. After all, you have been with your child and your child is safe. You have no evidence that if you are NOT with your child, he or she can STILL be safe. . This excerpt from the book Happy
Teacher Gary Karlson's third grade class at the Roanoke Avenue Elementary School in Riverhead, Long Island, did the Let Grow Project every week for a year last year. The results had the parents weepy with joy. The kids? They were just proud and happy. What IS the Let Grow Project? It's "homework" that can be
Act Natural: A Cultural History of Misadventures in Parenting is a shocking yet rollicking romp through parenting practices and beliefs from ancient times to the present, with stops along the way for everything from wet nurses to foundling hospitals to Freud. We spoke with its author, Jennifer Traig, mom of kids aged 8 and 10, by
Don't blame technology for ruining kids, says danah boyd (she spells it that way -- lower case). boyd spent a decade traveling across America studying kids and their devices to write, "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens." Her New York Times oped from a few years back, "Blame Society, Not the Screen Time,"