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When should a kid learn about consent? - Today's Parent

Last updated: 09/21/2018

In the video, Zuri is lying on her stomach on a bed. The young girl grins, looking directly at the camera as she draws herself up to complete a sentence: “No means…no!” she p

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What to do if your preschooler won't stop crying at drop-off - Today's Parent

Last updated: 09/20/2018

For Jill Hancock,* dropping her three-year-old son off at daycare followed a painful pattern. “Everything would be fine as we walked in, but as soon as I tried to hand him o

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In Defense of Active Learning: Teaching Children the Way They Learn - Rae Pica

Last updated: 09/20/2018

I once heard a workshop leader say, “We often set up environments for children that are contrary to what we know about who and what they are.” That’s fascinating to contempl

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Crucial Camp Conversations: Five Keys for Success

Last updated: 09/20/2018

How many of these sentences have you heard from inexperienced leadership staff? Talk like this often precedes a request for someone else to intervene and solve a problem, or it co

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Outdoor education at Lakefield College School

Last updated: 09/20/2018

One of Betsy Macdonnell’s first glimpses of life at Lakefield College School was a grade 9 outdoor education class, one of the stops on her first tour of the campus. “I remembe

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Communication Strategies to Create a Positive and Safe Camp Environment

Last updated: 09/20/2018

Researchers have postulated that counselors express lowest perceived competency in their ability to develop camper relationships, handle conflict between campers, and feel limited

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8 Reasons Camp America Will Be the Best Decision of Your Life

Last updated: 09/20/2018

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 8 Reasons Camp America Will Be the Best Decision of Your Life Ten years, feeling a little frustrated and having a very big itch to scratch, I applied to Ca

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Healthy Kids are Confident Kids!

Last updated: 09/20/2018

When faced with an epidemic, adults mobilize! We gather information, brainstorm possible solutions, confer with experts. We hear daily that there is an epidemic of obesity facing t

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Eight Steps to Advance Your Professional Development in Early Childhood Education

Last updated: 09/20/2018

The field of early childhood education has received significant public attention as the calls for universal pre-K and high-quality child care become prevalent. As our profession co

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How Youth Programs Foster Responsibility

Last updated: 09/20/2018

Youth programs that include boring or difficult tasks are more likely to develop responsibility in teenagers than those that are all fun and games, according to a study of youth pr

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