By Katy Anderson - 09/11/2020 - 7 minute read
Just because a kid gets hurt doesn't mean their parents were neglectful. Let's stop asking, "Where were the parents?" as a way to blame others.
By Let Grow Staff - 08/13/2020 - 5 minute read
The question was simple enough: What do kids with helicopter parents look like as adults? User Mecha_G recently posted this on reddit, and it quickly …
By Stacy Tornio - 05/29/2020 - 8 minute read
Gardening is good for the soul. Going outside and digging in the dirt has the potential to benefit you in so many ways, including helping …
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 Amber Roshay - 04/01/2020 - 8 minute read
If you need one more reason to get your kids outside to play, soil microbes may be the extra nudge you need. Hidden inside the …
By Lenore Skenazy - 03/18/2020 - 8 minute read
Are you trying to figure out how to entertain kids? Get Lenore Skenazy's advice. Plus, learn why it's not actually your job to entertain them.
By Katy Anderson - 03/17/2020 - 6 minute read
Social distancing is important right now, but it can leave many with feelings of anxiety and depression. One way to help is by going outside.
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 Kate Sundquist - 02/26/2020 - 10 minute read
When our kids get hurt, our instinct is to shelter them so that it won’t happen again. But are there other ways to safeguard kids against injury? The research says there are, and they’re easier than we thought.
By Jonathan Hodge - 01/28/2020 - 11 minute read
P.E. class doesn't have to be regimented and structured. Learn how this P.E. teacher used free play to transform his classes.
By Sara Coughlin - 01/06/2020 - 7 minute read
If you think your child gets sleep anxiety when it comes to sleepovers, then there are things you can do to help them feel better. Take a look.
By Kate Sundquist - 12/09/2019 - 10 minute read
This mom has seen recess shrink at her son's school, and she believes movements breaks should never be a substitution for recess.
By Let Grow Staff - 09/14/2019 - 4 minute read
Kerry McDonald is a senior education fellow at the Foundation for Economic Education. She's also the author of Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the …
By Lenore Skenazy - 04/16/2019 - 3 minute read
An NPR piece on child anxiety discussed a new twist on therapy: Instead of treating the anxious child, a psychologist coached the parents to be …
By Tim Bedley - 01/25/2019 - 13 minute read
I'm an elementary school teacher in Southern California. For 25 years, I have to admit that I was staunchly pro-homework, until one day I had …
By Let Grow Staff - 05/11/2018 - 6 minute read
Youth soccer is one of the biggest activities in America, and yet in recent years, participation numbers have been dropping. The New York Times notes …