By Stacy Tornio - 10/19/2020 - 7 minute read
I used to be one of those super enthusiastic sports parents. Instead of dropping my child off for practice like my mom did when I …
By Elizabeth Peyton - 09/25/2020 - 8 minute read
We shouldn't overlook the importance and value of banned books. See why this English teacher encourages her students and kids to read banned books.
By Holly Korbey - 09/22/2020 - 12 minute read
Learn how to encourage independent thinking in young people by helping them find and share their voice in a responsible way.
By Stacy Tornio - 09/18/2020 - 4 minute read
When it comes to questions like, "Is my child old enough to _____________?" it's often a judgment call. At times, it seems like it would …
By Let Grow Staff - 08/07/2020 - 1 minute read
This adulting chart is perfect for teens who are about to be on their own. Give your teen a list of things they should learn how to do.
By Lenore Skenazy - 06/29/2020 - 4 minute read
It might seem like kids have a lot of wasted time and do nothing, but it's actually important for kids to have down time.
By Katy Anderson - 06/18/2020 - 7 minute read
Our family (like others throughout the world) has been spending a lot of time together for the last several weeks. At first, it felt relatively …
By Let Grow Staff - 05/22/2020 - 2 minute read
"I'm bored!" As parents, we've all heard it—and probably more than once. Your child is bored, and somehow they've decided it's your responsibility to remedy …
By Stacy Tornio - 05/07/2020 - 2 minute read
Naturally, parents feel the urge to help their kids. They want to step in, offer support, and even fix things that don't go according to …
By Let Grow Staff - 04/22/2020 - 2 minute read
Encourage responsibility with these free chore chart printables. We have a poster, bookmark, and color-as-you-go option. Just print and go.
By Stefanie Wilder-Taylor - 04/15/2020 - 8 minute read
Like many moms these days, I could probably be a lot less involved in my kids’ friendships. Have you heard of lawnmower parenting (aka snowplow …
By Liz Russell - 04/10/2020 - 7 minute read
I've been spending a lot of time at home lately, and it’s made me acutely aware of all the things living in this space with …
By Katy Anderson - 04/03/2020 - 8 minute read
During this time of social distancing, it is not difficult to find loads of articles offering advice on a schedule for kids or how to …
By Gary Karlson - 03/27/2020 - 10 minute read
We need to stop using the phrase soft skills and start calling them essential skills instead. Our kids need these skills to have a successful future.
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 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 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 Laurie Ulster - 02/27/2020 - 10 minute read
Parenting is hard, epecially when you have one kid that is independent while another one wants everything done for them. Here's one mom's story and advice.
By Stacy Tornio - 02/14/2020 - 10 minute read
Teen phone monitoring is never a good idea when it's mostly for a parent's curiosity. Let's give teens some privacy back.
By Lizzie Heiselt - 02/03/2020 - 9 minute read
Community building doesn't have to be overly involved or complicated. Yet, it's so powerful in creating a strong neighborhood and independent kids.
By Kate Sundquist - 01/02/2020 - 10 minute read
This is probably a phrase you say on a regular basis without even realizing it, but it doesn't support raising confident kids. Are you guilty?
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 - 07/26/2019 - 13 minute read
Alan Levinovitz is a professor of religion and science at James Madison University and the married dad of a 6-year-old who cuts her own tomatoes. …
By Lenore Skenazy - 11/25/2018 - 4 minute read
"Thirty percent of freshmen won’t return for their sophomore year," reports a piece in The New York Times, "and the wheels can start to fall off …
By Lenore Skenazy - 04/26/2018 - 5 minute read
It's a question I get all the time. "School pick up is such a pain. Why am I required to pick my kid up when …
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 …