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Commonsense Approach to Kids and Cellphones

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Cellphones are now an integral part of our lives and the lives of the children we love and nurture. The introduction of any new technology or cultural trend is almost always accompanied by fear and warnings that life as we knew it is about to change,... Read full article

Expert Advice on How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

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These are some of the questions and comments I’ve heard from my three kids over the past week. Given the recent school closures, lack of toilet paper and bombarding messages about handwashing, it is understandable why kids may feel confused or scared... Read full article

6 Ways Camp Experience Influenced Adults

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How many kids do you think go to camp in the summer? According to the ACA (American Camp Association) website 14 million kids and adults attend camp every summer. Camp is an $18 billion industry. ... Read full article

Leaping into Learning

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The idea that we’ve removed recess in the name of giving children more time to work on skills that boost test scores is based on an absolute failure to understand the developmental link between play and healthy brains.... Read full article

The Full Measure of a Child

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But what if our race to the top has resulted in a race to the bottom, at least in terms of taking the fun out of learning? In our rush to get back to the basics, we may have forgotten something very basic: there’s profound and genuine joy ...... Read full article

Kids and Climate Without Tears

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Our kids have enough to worry about without adding the climate apocalypse—fires, mudslides, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and floods—to the list. I want the children in my programs to fall in love with the natural world...... Read full article

Where Have All the Children Gone?

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I worry that there there may be equal cause for alarm in a “silent summer” of backyards devoid of children’s voices. Parents used to have to shoo their kids outdoors to play. Now we hardly know that they are home. And that is not a good thing.... Read full article

The 2019 Top 3 Best Health and Special Needs Summer Camps in Contra Costa County

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Here are the 2019 Top 3 Contra Costa County Best Health and Special Needs Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Contra Costa County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best Leadership Development Summer Camps in Alameda County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Alameda County Best Leadership Development Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

The 2019 Top 5 Best Music and Singing Summer Camps in Alameda County

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Here are the 2019 Top 5 Alameda County Best Music and Singing Summer Camps as voted for by parents in Alameda County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area... Read full article

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