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  • How to Choose the Right Camp for Your Child

    How to Choose the Right Camp for Your Child2

    The six New England states, where summer camp began 150 years ago, offer an array of day and overnight camp opportunities that are unparalleled anywhere in the world. You name the interest or need for a child, and you can find a camp that is a great fit. Yet there are so many variables and

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  • Current Camp Trends: Looking Ahead While Embracing the Past

    Current Camp Trends: Looking Ahead While Embracing the Past0

    As they round out children’s year-round education, day and overnight camps have to stay up with the times. The concerns of school-based educators, parents, and guardians about children today are also the concerns of camps. Whether building 21st-century skills or the grit and resilience necessary to succeed in college and future jobs, camps partner with

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  • How Children Can Learn to Regulate Emotions

    How Children Can Learn to Regulate Emotions0

    On a crisp spring afternoon, I watched Jacob and his dad playing soccer in the backyard through the window. The score was 5-5 — next goal wins. Jacob was between the goal posts, crouched and ready for Dad to take his shot. Dad faked left, then right, wound up for the kick, and shot the

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  • A Simple Way to Help Preschoolers Follow Directions

    A Simple Way to Help Preschoolers Follow Directions0

    When I spend time with preschool-aged children, I am overjoyed by their interest in the world and their eagerness to share their experiences. Young children tend to have an intense focus that I wish I could recapture. It is usually refreshing to be in the presence of such focus, but there is a downside. Preschool-aged

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  • A Cartoonist’s Look at Life as a New Mom

    A Cartoonist’s Look at Life as a New Mom0

    California illustrator Alison Wong experienced the shock and sea change of first-time motherhood like everyone else, but channeled the experience in a whole new way. Wong began writing and illustrating comics about her life as mother to son Elliot, now 2, which turned into the recently released book, New Mom Comics: The First Year. Looking

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