Great piece in the Westport Moms blog looking at just how busy we're making our kids (as well as those of us getting them to and from their activities): Our Children’s Busyness is not a badge of Honor – and why we need to change it! He was nowhere...
Join us for a lively discussion with authors Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, columnist Lenore Skenazy, and #1 New York Times bestseller Malcolm Gladwell on how we as citizens can engage with one another across the political spectrum.
Global School Play Day is a an event promoting the importance of unstructured play in schools. Unstructured play helps children develop 21st century skills.
Lenore SkenazyGLOBAL SCHOOL PLAY DAY is FEB 6!
So fun -- the whole school day is JUST for kids to PLAY. They learn a ton! Creativity, leadership, focus, empathy. But heck...do we really have to list the social-emotional benefits of play? Try it and watch what happens!
From the Noblesville, Indiana, Police Dept. Facebook Page: Our officers got a call that kids were sledding into a dangerous area. Once they arrived they determined that the kids were being safe and responsible and not in a dangerous area. The next...
Because there are great ideas and people all over -- and we need to hear about (and maybe even copy) them -- here's a lovely piece by Teresa Woodard at WFAA.com: MANSFIELD, Texas — North Texas has no shortage of trendy restaurants. One of the...
Lenore SkenazyNeed a feel good story? Here you go -- and it's taking place in a high school cafeteria!
Montclair Police had released a composite sketch of an individual who allegedly attempted to lure a middle school student on January 2. Today, Montclair Police announced that through investigation it was determined that this incident was a...
Roughly 800 federal inmates are sentenced to life under an obscure sentencing enhancement that lawmakers in Congress might soon vote to reduce.
Lenore SkenazyIn 2014, Chris Young was sentenced to LIFE IN PRISON for distributing crack. He has since become the poster child for sentencing reforms. One of his strongest supporters is the judge who was forced to sentence him to death behind bars.
You may recall yesterday's post (come on -- it was just yesterday!) about parents frustrated at how hard a local therapy office was making it for their daughter, age 8, to walk a block home by herself. How hard? This hard: WALKING HOME CONSENT,...
Parenting can be difficult because knowing when to give children independence is always changing. Steve Grzanich discussed a recent Wall Street Journal article about the overprotecting our children with Lenore Skenazy (President of Let Grow and...