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Trying Out Slow Parenting

After work and on the weekends, I often take our boys on neighborhood adventures — to the playground, to the carousel, to the bookstore, to the deli …

4 Surprising Benefits of Slow Parenting that are Not Just for the Kids

It was Sunday. We walked barefoot through the grass, stopping to look at leaves on trees and bushes.The coolness of her skin wrapped around the …

Parenting

Slow Parenting & The Gift of Boredom

Often, when I hear my children complain "I'm bored" or "That's boring" - I feel myself getting triggered. I get reactively annoyed, thinking: "How can they be so spoiled? All the toys and activities I arrange, all the abundance in their lives - and still it's not enough?!"<p>But then, I try to remind …

The benefits of slow parenting

A couple of months ago, I was rushing through the grocery store with my preschooler and toddler. It hadn’t been an easy trip; they were whining and …

Slow parenting: Gently does it with the parent whisperer

<b>Carl Honoré, champion of the Slow Movement, has a new crusade - to save children from their hyper-active, over-ambitious parents. He talks to Cassandra Jardine about his new book, serialised exclusively in the Telegraph, and the moment he vowed to stop being a pushy dad</b><p>Carl Honoré lives on what he …

U.S. Schools Are Blowing It By Not Giving Kids Enough Downtime

After spending a year working in Finland, a teacher discovers what American parents have long understood: we push our kids too hard<p>Timothy Walker …