You've just finished Chasing Childhood,
now what? 

SPREAD THE WORD

Request your school or community organization host a screening of Chasing Childhood.

EMBRACE FREE PLAY

Talk to your teacher or school about the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional benefits of extending free play time throughout the school day. While at home, allow time for free time and self-guided activities for your kids.

LET GROW

Take part in a Let Grow Project or Let Grow Play Club with your own children or school community. letgrow.org

START A BOOK CLUB

Inspire conversations around collective reads with your school or community. Consider Julie Lythcott-Haims’ How to Raise An AdultVicki Abeles’ book Beyond

Measure, Lenore Skenazy’s Free Range Kids or Kim Brooks’ Small Animals.

SELF REFLECT

How do you define success for your child?

Are your values for your child’s wellbeing and success reflected in your daily routines?

What changes can you make to reflect your values?

TALK IT OUT 

Parents—ask your children about an activity they feel ready to tackle on their own, but that hasn’t been allowed before. Children— share with your parents something you feel ready to do, but haven’t yet been allowed. Work together to make a plan to tackle that activity.

CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE

Is your family over-burdened by after-school activities? Weekend obligations? Save space for free time.

PRIORITIZE MENTAL HEALTH

Brainstorm with school administrators, counselors, and parents ways to truly center young people’s health and wellness. Consider implementing a well-being survey at your school to help identify issues and prioritize well-being.

News on "Reasonable Childhood Independence" and "Free-Range" Legislation

Across America, Let Grow is working to narrow child neglect laws so that parents can grant their children indendence as they see fit. Here is some of the latest news on their mission to guarantee that playing outside isn't against the law! See below for updates by state. 

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