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Get Buttoned Up

Get Buttoned Up – Organize a Free Range Summer

This year, take back your children’s summer vacation, force yourself to be a little less structured, and figure out how to schedule in an adequate amount of free play.

Today, Sarah & Alicia discuss the importance of slowing down this summer and help you get organized in a way that enables you (& your family) to be more free-form for the next few months.

Studies have shown that unstructured, creative play is crucial for optimal child development. Play is so important to optimal child development that it has even been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Unfortunately, many children are being raised in an increasingly hurried and pressured style by well-intentioned parents that may limit the protective benefits they would gain from child-driven play. Listen in as the Get Buttoned Up co-hosts sit down with Lenore Skenazy, author of Free Range Kids. She’s dedicated to waking modern parents up to the importance of letting kids be, well, kids.

In addition, Alicia and Sarah share their own “worst summers ever” – summers where they didn’t slow down and regret it to this day – in the hopes that you don’t make the same mistakes they did.

Their challenge will have you clearing the decks and setting yourself up for a truly relaxing summer. The fact is, it does take some organization to ensure you have blocked off enough down time.

This show will get you ready to truly relax and make the most out of your summer. Don’t miss it.