By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 3 minutes

Should I Worry About My Kids Wasting Time Over the Summer?

With the lazy, hazy days of you-know-what upon us officially starting today, should you worry about your kids goofing off? Being idle? Spending tons of time making sculptures out of...
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 5 minutes

When Is It Safe to Start Sending Kids On Errands? PART 2

Kids need experience and instruction and then they can start running errands.
By Let Grow

Read Time: 4 minutes

How Safe Is It to Let Kids Run Errands Alone? PART 1:

When is your child old enough to start running errands? We've got some thoughts.
By Let Grow

Read Time: 1 minute

Why Didn’t I Trust My 10-Year-Old to Ride Her Bike?

Amy is a suburban mom who didn't think twice about how much she was watching and worrying about her daughter...until the girl flounced in with a strange homework assignment: "Go...
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 9 minutes

Mom Convicted of Letting Daughter Play Outside Celebrates Colorado’s New “Let Grow” Law by…

In 2017, Colorado small businesswoman Monica Jones let her 4-year-old play in the tiny park across the street from her house. Below is the letter she wrote to us in...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 2 minutes

Our Premiere Music Video: Go Play Outside

Let Grow will soon be launching our Summer of Independence promoting unsupervised outdoor play, bike rides, lemonade stands, and kids doing things on their own. What does every movement need?...
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 1 minute

These Kids Got Off Their Phones and Started Playing Outside

What do kids like better -- playing online or playing outside? The answer was unanimous.
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 3 minutes

“Leave or I’m Calling Security” Said Recess Monitor — to Me!

Picture this: It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood – Queens, New York. I’m walking by one of the local elementary schools and slow down to watch the kids doing...
By Let Grow

Read Time: 1 minute

A Student Mental Health Freebie

This month is focused on the same problem that parents, teachers and psychologists have been focusing on for about two years now: Mental health -- especially kids'. The boy above...
By Lenore Skenazy

Read Time: 2 minutes

Look Who’s #1 on the Top 10 Worst Mothers in American History List

So, if you click on the "10 of the Worst Moms in America" list at Listverse, you'll read about folks like Ma Barker, whose sons "terrorized the Midwest and beyond...