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articles by: Mike Lanza

Jeremy Lin & Tim Tebow Are Great Idols for Kids

We're blessed to have two fabulous - dare I say historic - idols for kids in professional sports right now. Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow are gifts. For me, as a kid growing up in Pittsburgh in the l…

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No Plans? No Problem!

Photo: During one plan-less weekend this past fall, my boys collected leaves from all over the neighborhood and made a huge leaf pile on the street. I've never seen them work so hard and so passiona…

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Should Adults Play Like Kids?

Kids' lives are fun. They play. Adults' lives are serious. We work. We have responsibilities. Many psychologists and psychiatrists question this widely-held dichotomy. They think that kids s…

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about Mike Lanza

Mike Lanza, MA Ed and MBA (Stanford), is a blogger at Playborhood.com and soon-to-be-published book author on the subject of kids' play in neighborhoods. He's worked hard to create a very rich neighborhood play life for his three boys - ages 7, 4, and 2 - in Menlo Park, California. He's also discovered and written about dozens of neighborhoods throughout North America that are doing innovative things to make a vibrant life for kids. Prior to his writing career, Mike was a five-time software and Internet entrepreneur in Silicon Valley.

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Denali is Beautiful!! Thank you

The owner wanted a chance to shine on you tube. she should have left the poor dog alone.

All he wants to do is nap, siblings can be a pest sometimes, even human ones. Thanks for sharing

Such a cute video! My cat Poppie plays with my little LuLu, Chihuahua and she is really gentle, just…