“Slow parenting is a parenting style in which few activities are organised for children. Instead, they are allowed to explore the world at their own pace. It is a response to concerted cultivation and the widespread trend for parents to schedule activities and classes after school; to solve problems on behalf of the children, and to buy services from commercial suppliers rather than letting nature take its course.
The philosophy, part of the Slow Movement, makes recommendations in play, toys, access to nature, watching television, and scheduled activities. The opposing view is that such children are disadvantaged because their parents do not provide as many learning opportunities.”
quoted from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_parenting
CBC NEWS ARTICLE - 'Slow parenting' lets kids flourish, advocates say method promotes childhood independence over 'race for perfection' -- http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2012/01/06/slow-parenting.html
(to go back read one of these days) – Slow Parenting Teens - http://blog.slowparentingteens.com/