Recently, 6th graders at East Side Middle School in Manhattan had a chance to Let Grow. The project, a simple assignment given by teachers, is straightforward – and yet, in this day and age, revolutionary:
Go home and ask your parents if you can do something independently that you haven't done yet. Something your parents did at your age.
So, the kids went to the supermarket on their own, or walked to friends’ houses. One took the bus across town to visit her grandmother.
The students were thrilled with their achievements. "It was fun to finally show my parents what I can do," is how one boy put it. Afterward, the kids had “more confidence to try new things,” and were “less worried.” Over half said that now they are “happier.”
And their parents? Average parent anxiety levels dropped over 10% after doing The Let Grow Project just once, according to our survey. What surprised them the most? “We'd underestimated our son." And “Now I am able to let go a little.”
More confidence, less anxiety – for kids and for parents. That’s why we Let Grow.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how your school can do The Let Grow Project too.