By Let Grow Staff - 09/09/2020 - 6 minute read
Let Grow’s president, Lenore Skenazy, was on Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert, recently. And we learned a lot of great things about his parenting style. …
By Let Grow Staff - 09/01/2020 - 4 minute read
The Let Grow podcast is here. Supervision Not Required is a podcast featuring our president, Lenore Skenazy. She tackles topics like the importance of play, …
By Lenore Skenazy - 04/07/2020 - 5 minute read
The long-term impact on kids of an unprecedented, worldwide, unstoppable bio-calamity? Yes, that does seem worth pondering. But before we go any further, let me …
By Let Grow Staff - 03/31/2020 - 4 minute read
It's easy to focus on all the things you can't do right now. The list is long, and it's especially frustrating when you're missing out …
By Seamus Condron - 03/24/2020 - 4 minute read
Check out these funny parenting tweets from parents taking on the role of teacher. At least they know how to laugh at these painful, awkward moments.
By Trevor Muir - 03/23/2020 - 7 minute read
With the canceling of standardized testing, teachers, parents, and students across America are thrilled. Learn why this is such good news.
By Irshad Manji - 03/19/2020 - 7 minute read
When you face fear and uncertainty, it's a good opportunity to practice moral courage. Learn why this is a great focus while kids are out of school.
By Seamus Condron - 03/18/2020 - 7 minute read
Gen X kids have plenty of advice when it comes to being bored and staying entertained. They were the masters of it. Take a look at their tips.
By Kevin Stinehart - 03/12/2020 - 9 minute read
When you start googling out of fear, it's not likely to end well. This dad has great advice when it comes to googling fears—just don't.
By Let Grow Staff - 03/11/2020 - 6 minute read
The coronavirus is leading to panic in the United States and around the world. Take a look at what you can do now to calm down and stay rational.
By Stacy Tornio - 03/06/2020 - 4 minute read
Amber Share is the artist behind this national parks art, featuring real one-star user reviews. Take a look at how Subpar Parks started.
By Lenore Skenazy - 02/18/2020 - 8 minute read
The Reasonable Independence Law was created to give kids more independence and freedom to roam. It will encourage kids to be kids again.
By Stacy Tornio - 01/24/2020 - 6 minute read
These overly cautious and really funny signs will have you thinking twice before you go out in public again. You better watch out!
By Lenore Skenazy - 12/30/2019 - 3 minute read
This Wisconsin town has had a ban on snowballs for more than 50 years, but this could all change. Take a look at this epic town snowfall fight.
By Lenore Skenazy - 12/20/2019 - 9 minute read
Did you see all these great Let Grow 2019 moments? Take a look at some of the best (and worst) moments when it comes to childhood independence.
By Lenore Skenazy - 12/18/2019 - 3 minute read
Did you hear about the Bronx kidnapping of a 16-year-old girl? It turns out it was a hoax. The girl says she faked it because of her overprotective mother.
By Lenore Skenazy - 12/05/2019 - 5 minute read
Don't believe the hype you see on social media about white vans. Learn how one simple Facebook post quickly spiraled out of control.
By Lenore Skenazy - 01/18/2019 - 5 minute read
In October 2018, 13-year-old Jayme Closs of Barron County, WI, was kidnapped from her home after 21-year-old Jake Patterson allegedly broke in and shot her …
By Lenore Skenazy - 11/12/2018 - 3 minute read
Ready for a ridiculous kidnapping false alarm news story? The city of Brighton, England, went into a panic when a witness told police of a …
By Lenore Skenazy - 11/09/2018 - 2 minute read
It's happening! Folks fed up with underestimating kids and over-estimating danger are doing something to give kids (and parents!) back their independence. So, Ithaca, NY, …
By Lenore Skenazy - 03/20/2018 - 5 minute read
Ten years ago I wrote an article that sparked a media firestorm: "Why I Let My 9-Year-Old Ride the Subway Alone." The excitement led to …
By Lenore Skenazy - 11/22/2017 - 2 minute read
Running, jumping, biking... if you were a kid growing up in the gated complex of Sequim Common in Fremont, CA., you weren't allowed to do …