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  • Computers vs. Playgrounds: It’s a no brainer!

    A Cracked Foundation Attachment and Addictions How virtual parenting is destroying children. A Cracked Foundation profiles how attachment formation is an underlying causal factor for the recent rise in child mental illness and addiction. Mixed Signals Technology Balance Connection to technology is disconnecting child development. Mixed Signals covers research related to the impact of technology…
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  • How playgrounds make kids smarter (and why parents should get really mad about boring playgrounds)

    Do you remember that time on the playground when you were little when Billy fell off the monkey bars and broke his arm? Or how much you hated when Jennifer would jump off the seesaw while you were up on top—but still you would let her ride with you again the next day. Or the…
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  • Are boring playgrounds hurting our kids?

    Do boring playgrounds make our kids playground stupid?

  • Boring playgrounds are unsafe says New York Times

    The New York Times warns that your child’s playground might be boring them to death (or at least into a phobia).

    It’s summer time and parents everywhere are crowding onto playgrounds with their children. Me included. And I am shocked at just how boring they have gotten. Gone are the days when playgrounds were thrilling places: climbing to the top of a huge jungle gym, teetering 5 feet off the ground and screaming at my little brother not to drop me, or hurdling around on a tire swing until getting sick.