Phyllis Fagell is a middle school counselor and author of Middle School Matters. One day one of her students said that a friend she only knew from social media planned to kill himself. As Fagell writes in Monday's Washington Post, she -- Fagell -- was able to track down the boy's school but his principal
From Ithaca, New York -- first town in America to declare itself a Free-Range Kids City -- comes this amazing recess video. It seems revolutionary. But it's actually just what happens when you give kids time, space and some "loose parts." Thanks to The Just Play Project and Rusty Keeler, author of Natural Playscapes, for sharing!
Tomorrow, Dr. Peter Gray and I (Lenore) will join a team from the Let Grow-oriented town of Wilton to testify before a subcommittee of the Connecticut State Legislature on behalf of Free-Range Parenting/Let Grow legislation. Here is Dr. Gray's testimony (boldface mine). If your state or town is considering a similar law or proclamation, here
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