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Girls’ Summer Camps Break Down Barriers

Rachel Simmons, cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute and author of “Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Confidence and Courage,” provides a picture of the dramatic disparity of girls in leadership positions. In an op-ed article for … Continue reading

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Sports Summer Camps for Girls

Parenting.com recently highlighted a study from the Archives of Disease in Childhood, finding that “only 11 percent of girls ages 5 to 8 get the recommended hour a day of physical activity, compared with 42 percent of boys.” According to … Continue reading

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Encouraging News Regarding Childhood Obesity

Preschoolers’ Obesity Rates Falling While one in eight American preschoolers is obese, that number is only one in seven amongst low-income children. That number has fallen in 19 US states and territories and has only risen in three states. Sports … 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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Art and Music Help Children Develop

Learning Music Grows Kids’ Brains According to Lily Avnet’s article in the Huffington Post, Music Lessons Early In Life Could Boost Brain Development, Study Suggests, children who receive music lessons early in life develop brain mass faster than those who … Continue reading

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