Saturday Links – Already Overscheduled and Candy Crayons

Theory Links

Are My Kids Already Over-Scheduled? – A great self-analysis post, with two great lists of 1) the reasons we overschedule our kids (and why they aren’t necessarily good reasons) and 2) the things that do increase our children’s happiness.  BTW, Raising Happiness is a great blog which I think all parents should follow for a serious reality check.

As Recently as 1979, A First Grader Could… – Another eye-opener from Free-Range Kids.  It makes me sad that parents prevent their kids from doing simple things which are, in any sane reality, completely safe.  Guess I’m really on a freedom-for-children kick this week.

Activity Links

Candy Crayons – I share this on the condition that no one nearby is allow to make these until I find something to make them for.  Got it?

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