Parents Magazine: Kids, keep them healthy and happy: In praise of downtime (12/2014)
"Want to raise an emotionally intelligent kid? Try letting your child do her own thing more often..."
Colorado Public Radio - Colorado Matters (includes audio): Giving kids more free time could be good for them (8/11/14)
The Atlantic: Why Free Play Is the Best Summer School (6/20/14)
"The more time children spend in structured, parent-guided activities, the worse their ability to work productively towards self-directed goals."
The Today Show (video): Study: Kids who play outside learn to ‘set their own goals' (6/20/14)
Time: Study: Less-Structured Time Correlates to Kids' Success (6/19/14)
"Parents, drop your planners—a new psychological study released Tuesday found that children with less-structured time are likely to show more 'self-directed executive functioning,' otherwise known as the “cognitive processes that regulate thought and action ..."