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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

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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today.

Ever increasing numbers of kids are being diagnosed with ADD. It’s not due to better diagnostic criteria. Read this article to learn about the combination of poor core strength (due to restricted movement) and children being made to sit for longer periods of time than ever before (no recess or outside time) and what you can do about it. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/08/why-so-many-kids-cant-sit-still-in-school-today/?utm_term=.af72aadf9a36

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Surgeon to the stars pleads with parents to give young athletes a break.

“Give them time off to recover. Please.” are the words that Surgeon James Andrews is pleading to parents. Specialization and year long dedication to sports (often at the command of the coaches) is physically hurting our kids. Read this article to learn more about what Dr Andrews recommends. http://yellowhammernews.com/faithandculture/world-renowned-alabama-surgeon-pleads-parents-give-young-athletes-break/

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12 empowering children’s books to add to little girls’ bookshelves.

What we read can help mold our morals and values, especially at a young age. These are 12 children’s books recommend for young girls. Read this article to find out which books. http://bust.com/books/13817-12-empowering-children-s-books-to-add-to-little-girls-bookshelves.html

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Why teens are impulsive, addiction prone and should protect their brains.

New research has shown us that the prefrontal and frontal cortex of the brain don’t fully develop until your 20’s. What does this mean for our teenagers? Are they more prone to addiction? Will alcohol and drugs impact them more? Read this article to find out. http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/01/28/381622350/why-teens-are-impulsive-addiction-prone-and-should-protect-their-brains