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Small Talk: How to Get Your Kid to Chat About Her Day

Last updated: 07/17/2019

A million things, great and small, have happened since your son got on the school bus, so when you ask "What happened today?" he may be overwhelmed. Should he tell you about the...

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Moments to Be Present During the Summer Camp Season

Last updated: 07/16/2019

Remember that first night at dinner with your new cabin? The nervous excitement of your campers? The antics the campers did to figure out how they were going to fit in?  The...

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Encouraging Outdoor Exploration for Kids

Last updated: 07/12/2019

Summer camp is a great place for your kids to engage in nature and explore the outdoors. When they're not at camp, there are some things parents and families can do to encourage...

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Three ways to teach optimism

Last updated: 07/08/2019

Psychologists define optimism as the expectation that the future will be socially desirable, good and pleasurable. And, it transpires, thinking that way is very good for our...

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Nature Is Better For Kids Than Expensive Toys

Last updated: 07/05/2019

STEM education is a relatively new phenomenon for American kids. The term, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, has birthed a technical subgenre...

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Why You Should Let Your Kids Get Bored This Summer

Last updated: 07/03/2019

Like clockwork, almost as soon as the final school bell of the year rings, parents across the country start hearing this familiar refrain. And naturally, when it crops up in...

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Call of the Wild: Parents' 10 Best National Parks For Families

Last updated: 07/01/2019

Blow Their Minds: With more than 500 geysers, almost four dozen waterfalls, plus hissing steam vents and exploding mud pots, kids will see something exciting everywhere they...

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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Summer Camp

Last updated: 06/30/2019

When it comes to summer camps, the choices are endless. We all want our kids to have a great summer and come away with memories, friendships, and growth. But where do you begin...

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The Origins of Ga-Ga, a Favorite Game at Summer Camp

Last updated: 06/30/2019

Every morning this summer, when I drop my 6-year-old son off at Jewish day camp, he immediately makes a beeline for the orange-walled pit where the kids play a variant of...

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Camp prep can make summers better for kids

Last updated: 06/30/2019

(Reuters Health) - Kids may have a much better - and safer - time at summer camp when parents plan ahead to make sure programs are a good fit for their child and capable of...

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