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New Studies Indicate that Kids Need More Sleep

NPR (National Public Radio) printed an article highlighting two studies regarding a correlation between sleep deprivation and depression in teens: “The teenage years are a tumultuous time, with about 11 percent developing depression by age 18. Lack of sleep may … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Counselors Can Provide Guidance for Life’s Next Leap

A recent article on Kidshealth.org details how parents can support kids as they transition out of high school and into the next phase of adulthood. But parents aren’t the only ones who can help with this. As the article suggests, … Continue reading

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Summer Camp is an Important Developmental Step for Kids and Parents

In an article from the Washington Post, Michael Thompson, the author of Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents can Help a Child Grow, is interviewed about the effects of early childhood independence. He purports that, if approached properly, … Continue reading

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Find A Community of Parents and Expert Parenting Tips on ParentsConnect.com

ParentsConnect.com is dedicated to creating a space for parents to get the support and community they need in order to build strong healthy relationships with their children. It provides parents with activities, product recommendations, parenting info, daily tips, recipes, baby … Continue reading

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Summer Camps are an Important Part of Keeping Kids Physically Active

Valerie Strauss, education writer and blogger for The Washington Post, recently presented an article titled “Physical Education Should be a Core Subject: Institute of Medicine” about the dire circumstances in which we as a nation find ourselves regarding physical education. … Continue reading

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How Summer Camp Programs Keep Kids Learning over Summer Break

The article “Summer Matters: How Parents Can Keep Their Children Learning All Summer Long” outlines the importance of keeping kids physically and mentally engaged in the summertime stretch. The article’s author and Executive Director of the Partnership for Children and … Continue reading

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Summer Camp Teaches Kids Real Life Skills

Lisa Damour, private psychologist, clinical instructor at Case Western Reserve University and director of the Laurel School Center for Research on Girls, recently wrote “Don’t Make Your Children the Exception to Every Rule” for a NY Times parenting blog called … Continue reading

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The Number of Children Diagnosed with ADHD On the Rise

ADHD Numbers Skyrocketing for Kids Age 4 to 17 Did you know that eleven percent of all children in the United States are affected by attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that number is … Continue reading

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Peer Approval Stimulates the Adolescent Brain

Teens Take More Risks When Pressured By Peers Science Daily reports that teens’ brains are more sensitive to rewarding feedback from peers. The article posits that adolescents are more reckless than younger children, but they do have the knowledge and … Continue reading

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PE and After-School Programs Help Children and Teens Excel

Kids and Teens Still Aren’t Doing Nearly Enough Physical Activity Nanci Hellmich in the USA Today article, Kids Need To Step Up Physical Activity, Report Says, argues that, despite prodding from their parents, teachers and doctors, American kids just aren’t … Continue reading

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