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Camp Unplugged: Loosening the Digital Umbilical

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by Christopher A. Thurber, Ph.D.   Young people between eight and eighteen spend an average of 6.5 hours a day absorbed in media — much of the time is solitary. Pro-Children Solutions Electronic technology has done a lot to make life more convenient. Sadly, the 1950s dream of having robots and computers do most jobs… Read more »

Sleep for the Ages

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“Sleep is like the unicorn – it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” – Dr. Seuss

Adventures Await Kindergartners

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  Sponsored by Bethany School     Kindergarten teachers understand that little kids get squirmy and have loads of energy, so at Bethany School a kindergarten day has to include lots of, well, flexibility. “Instead of ‘High School Musical,’ it’s ‘Kindergarten Musical!’” says Karen Gately, a kindergarten teacher at Bethany School, a private school for… Read more »

Getting Past Awkward

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Getting comfortable with others takes practice — for ALL of us. And we should ALL know when to put the phone down!

Raising an Original Kid

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Highly creative children come from parents who place values above rules. Here are some tips to help you raise an original kid.

ARTS ROCK!

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We checked in with four local arts hot spots to talk about how their programs keep kids engaged. Here’s what we found out.