Category Archives: parenting

Teaching Children to Play with Fire

On today’s New York Times Well blog, I highlighted a German fire safety training program that aims to keep kids safe by teaching them how to make fire–not to stay away from it. Check it out here     Here’s a … Continue reading

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Simple ways to give kids more free play

At this point, every parent in America has probably heard how important free play is for their kids. If you haven’t, there’s this article and this article and this article  just to name a few. We know that children need to … Continue reading

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Dear America, Please Don’t Kill Halloween

Halloween is about the best thing about American childhood that our helicopter culture has been unable to ruin–yet. Despite our constant control of our children, on Halloween they can run around freely, sometimes even without their parents, and ask strangers … Continue reading

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