Yearly Archives:2014

How Kids Benefit From Unplugging

December 27, 2014

One of the biggest challenges that parents face nowadays is monitoring how much time their kids spend in front of screens. The ubiquity of technology (computers, tablets, phones and other handheld devices), along with increased television...

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Holiday Season 2014

December 17, 2014

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year for so many reasons. It’s a season filled with fun, family, friends, celebrations, vacations, and time off from work and school. It’s the perfect time to catch up with family and friends, celebrate...

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The Great Outdoors

December 3, 2014

The leaves have fallen, and winter is just around the corner. Though the change of season is welcome as we plan for the holidays, vacations, and celebrations with friends and family…here in the Northeast, the coming of winter also brings the cold....

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Giving Thanks

November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving is here and people all over the US are getting ready to gather with family and friends, watch a little football, and of course eat some turkey. The history of Thanksgiving originated with the pilgrims and the thanks given for their...

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November 19, 2014

There is nothing better in the world than a true friend. Friends are the people who support, encourage and give us a sense of belonging. Friends stand by us, through thick and thin, they elevate and inspire us. Friends bring value to our lives. Research...

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Raising Independent Children

November 12, 2014

The term Helicopter Parent, a parenting style of hovering over our children and swooping in at the first sign of struggle, is so widely recognized that it can be found in the dictionary. Dr. Ann Dunnewold Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and author,...

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Activities to do on days off from School

November 5, 2014

The month of November brings shorter days, colder weather and a kid’s favorite…days off from school. With Election Day, Veterans Day, Parent Teacher Conferences, and Thanksgiving, there are many unscheduled days that need to be filled with...

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October 29, 2014

Teamwork is an important component of the camp experience. Every day, campers join together in a variety of activities and events, working cooperatively towards a common goal. Teamwork is a highly social activity and gives campers a sense of...

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“Be Nice”

October 22, 2014

I love reading, and how a good book can transport you to another place and time, give you insight into different cultures, and open your mind to new ways of thinking. A good book can move you to make positive changes you did not think possible. To me, a good...

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Parenting & Summer Camp

October 8, 2014

Parenting is most definitely the hardest job out there. It requires patience, empathy, organization, leadership, conflict resolution, and time…lots and lots of time. Parenting involves a physical and emotional endurance that makes us...

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