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  • Virginia Makes It Legal for Kids to Play Outside

    Virginia Makes It Legal for Kids to Play Outside1

    Children in Virginia can now play outside without their parents getting investigated for neglect. Imagine that! Sunday night, Gov. Glenn Youngkin signed what is colloquially called the “Reasonable Childhood Independence” bill — and was formerly known as the Free-Range Parenting bill. It passed both houses unanimously. Wait — Democrats and Republicans agreed on a parenting

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  • We Wanted the Best for Our Children, But Made a Mistake

    We Wanted the Best for Our Children, But Made a Mistake3

    An article about to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics is titled, “Decline in Independent Activity as a Cause of Decline in Children’s Mental Wellbeing: Summary of the Evidence.” The authors are three big names in child development: Anthropologist David Lancy, psychologist David Bjorklund and Peter Gray, a professor in the Dept. of Psychology

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  • Adults Are the Reason Kids Are Addicted to Phones

    Adults Are the Reason Kids Are Addicted to Phones0

    What to do about all the young people on their phones, growing depressed, anxious… and worse? Well, there’s an ancient plaything kids have loved forever (literally). It keeps them occupied for hours and can probably hold its own against TikTok. It’s called “the world.” If we liberate kids from all the time they’re spending in

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  • Of Bureaucrats and Bunk Beds

    Of Bureaucrats and Bunk Beds2

    Want to take in foster kids in Maryland? You can’t let them sleep in bunk beds. The fine print of Maryland’s foster care regulations says: “Each child shall have an individual bed that may not be stacked in vertical bunk bed formation.” In practice that means that if you don’t have a lot of extra

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