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Why one kid gives up while another bounces back.

Have you ever wondered why some kids seem to be more resilient than others? Are they just born this way? Read this article for a better understanding and a great info graphic that illustrates the answer. https://blogs.psychcentral.com/stress-better/2014/11/the-abcs-of-resilience-infographic/

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Why kids today are out of shape, disrespectful- and in charge.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents take their children’s phone at night so that no child has a phone unsupervised. Many parents think there is no way they could do this and feel that they have no authority over their children. Read this article to learn how to change this dynamic. http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article56473378.html#fmp

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Is the drive for success making our children sick?

High pressure schools, constant homework, school sports, resume padding extracurricular activities. Is our education system making children sick? Read this article to find out. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/sunday/is-the-drive-for-success-making-our-children-sick.html?referer=

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This might be why depression is rising among teen girls.

Depression among adolescents has been rising and the rates are higher for girls than boys. What’s causing this increase- cyberbullying, negative text messaging? Read this article to find out. http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/14/health/depression-teen-girls/index.html

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Creating advantage in College

Adjusting to college can be tough, so can adjusting to camp. Kids who have gone to camp typically have a much easier time adjusting to college. Read this article to find out why. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/smores-and-more/201112/creating-advantage-in-college

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Causes of students’ emotional fragility: five perspectives.

Peter Gray wrote a fascinating article on the declining emotional resilience of college students. In a follow up to that article he delves deeper into the problem. Read this article to find out more. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/freedom-learn/201511/causes-students-emotional-fragility-five-perspectives?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Freedom-to-Learn+%28Freedom+to+Learn%29

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Lessons from camp. Free from school year demands, summer camps are a key venue for social-emotional learning

We know that summer camps are fun, but did you know that lots of learning happens at camp. Social-emotional learning is built into the core philosophy of most camps. Read this article to learn more about Social Emotional learning and how camps teach these skills. http://www.gse.harvard.edu/news/uk/16/07/lessons-camp

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Raising your successful 35 year old.

Lighthouse parenting, where you make sure they don’t crash into the rocks but also that they can ride the waves on their own. provides the backdrop for this article. Read this article to learn more about how to raise a successful child to adulthood and what to avoid. https://mobile.nytimes.com/blogs/parenting/2015/04/09/raising-your-successful-35-year-old/?referrer=

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Why your teenager gets so annoyed with you.

Is your teenager ever annoyed with you? Congratulations, you and your child are normal. Read this article to find out why it’s so easy for teens to be annoyed with their parents and what you can do to help. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/joshua-wayne/why-your-teenager-gets-so-annoyed-with-you_b_6998688.html?fb_action_ids=10205460836256987&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B988888264463348%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.likes%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

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Why kids are getting more aggressive on the playground

Schools banning tag? Kids becoming too aggressive in school because they have not learned the appropriate amount of force to use when playing games? Read this article to learn why kids are not developing the proprioceptive sense like they used to. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/03/29/why-kids-are-getting-more-aggressive-on-the-playground/?utm_term=.7056aef8de2f