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


3 Ways to Make Family Dinner like a Campfire

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Most of us know the importance of family dinners: Kids who regularly eat dinner with their families are more emotionally stable, are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, get better grades, have fewer depressive symptoms, and are less inclined to obesity or eating disorders. … Continue reading


Raising Grateful – not Entitled – Kids

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grate•ful:  feeling or showing appreciation; thankful. en•ti•tiled: believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment. An interesting juxtaposition occurs in November and December. Immediately following a month where we focus on being thankful, we launch into the biggest consumer … Continue reading


Gratitude Revisited

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I couldn’t let this year end without revisiting the theme of gratitude, which became an important focus this year for my family, for camp, and for myself personally.   While I have some free time over this holiday week, I want … Continue reading


Grateful Campers are Happy Campers

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“Each day comes bearing it’s own gifts.  Untie the ribbons.” -Ruth Ann Schaback grat•i•tude:  a feeling of thankful appreciation for favors or benefits received; thankfulness             Our theme for summer, 2012, is gratitude.  All campers and staff will practice being … Continue reading