Would you let your child disappear into a playground consisting of junk - tools, boards, bricks, barrels, tubs, etc.? Let her start and tend to a fire? Be OK with him grabbing a saw and hammer and nails to...
At a time when millions of kids are prescribed mind-interrupting pharmaceuticals, over-scheduled with activities, and bubble-wrapped to protect them from life's hard edges, it turns out there's one thing kids need more than anything else: time outdoors. As in, unstructured,...
Your daughter is struggling with her self-confidence; your son is trying to get into shape (or worried about his weight); your teen is stressing out over school, work, or some other mystery of the teenage mind. What to do?...
With warmer temperatures finally (FINALLY!) here, it's time to get serious about gardening. And similar to our earlier post on the magic of gardening with kids, this is a reminder of just how fun, educational, and eye-opening gardening with kids...
Spring is just two months away, which is why now is the time to start planning for one of the easiest, most educational, and truly satisfying of parent-child activities: the family garden. Now, before your brain gets in the way...
Go outside and play! Most of us who came of age in the pre-digital era recall that particular command from mom or dad. In neighborhoods across America, kids were forced out into the sunlight and told to entertain themselves....

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