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“What Else Can I Do?”

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This simple question is a parenting tool that helps grow kids into responsible adults who employers will be beating down doors to hire. Last weekend, I heard Dr. Deborah Gilboa speak at a camp conference about “the 3 Rs”: Respect, … Continue reading

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A Grateful Family is a Happy Family: 5 Gratitude Practices

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Creating a grateful family culture is a challenge in our entitled, indulgent age. Yet much research has confirmed what we intuitively know – practicing gratitude and being grateful are keys to a happier life. Therefore, it’s well worth our consistent … Continue reading

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5 Tips to Start Running

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“I’m not a runner.” “I can’t run.” I’ve heard variations of these statements many times when running comes up in a conversation. I try to respond in a convincing way that anyone can be a runner, because running has been … Continue reading

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Get Savvy: Life-Changing Advice for Girls

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“As a girl, I was really trained and enjoyed playing a certain range of ‘keys’ – that was being nice, being successful, being a good student. And I think the same is true of how we use our voice in … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely: 8 Questions to Ponder Before you say “I Do”

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Do you ever get an anxious feeling when you’re on the way to the airport, leaving for a trip? You’re going through your mental checklist of what you packed, and you know you’ve forgotten something, you just don’t know what … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Better Understand Your Camper’s Experience

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Your camper’s home from camp, and they had a great time. But what exactly was this camp thing all about? If you want to better understand your camper’s experience and how it impacted them, try one or more of these … Continue reading

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Positive Messages for a Homesick Camper

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For the most part, kids who come to summer camp adjust within a few days and overcome sad feelings of missing home. But there are some campers for whom the intensity of the homesickness is much stronger, and the discomfort … Continue reading

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Six Tips for Complaining Well: Guidelines for Parents

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“Are you the person I file a complaint with?” Those were the man’s first words to me as I stepped out of the van I had just driven for five hours, following the bus carrying kids home after their stay … Continue reading

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A Happiness Boost

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This morning I was on the receiving end of a telephone call that made me view my day and my life in a whole new light. The call was from my neighbor and friend who, despite a life full of huge challenges … Continue reading