K&E Blog

Parenting Resource: Why we need to be patient with school-age kids

Our Camp Office team spends a lot of time reading the latest studies and ideas about child and human development. A few days ago, Scott found this interesting article “Why parents need to be patient with their school-age kids” on BostonGlobe.com. It offers an important reminder of the many pressures and conditions we may unconsciously […]

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When Tragedy Strikes: Helping Young People Cope

While events of mass violence have occurred with greater frequency in recent years, we know that the terrible attack against congregants at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburg might resonate differently and feel a bit closer to home for some of our campers and their families. 

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Do Siblings Need to Go to Overnight Camp Together? A magazine asked us

Finding the right sleepaway camp for your family is no easy feat, especially if you are unsure of whether or not all of the children in your home should attend the same camp! Different overnight camps create different outcomes. Some focus on specific sports, arts, outdoor or aquatic skills, while others offer more generalized programs […]

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Interesting child development reading for our parents and camp friends

Our summer camp in NH’s leadership team spends a lot of time researching the latest articles, TED talks and videos out there about child development, psychology, and how children succeed, and we are happy to share them with our parents and friends. We post the most interesting things we find on the Parenting Resource page of our website. […]

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7 Ways Parents Can Help Children Start Healthier Lives On Social Media

Dr. Michael Thompson, consulting child psychologist at our brother/sister summer camp in New Hampshire, recently shared this excellent piece in the New York Times titled “Seven Ways Parents Can Help 13-Year-Olds Start Their Social Media Lives Right”. This information is incredibly important, since, according to the Pew Research Center, 57% of 13- and 14-year olds […]

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For Parents: What The Happiest Families Have In Common

An article for parents caught my eye a few days ago titled “6 Things The Happiest Families All Have In Common”. It was actually a summary of the book The Secrets of Happy Families by author and social commentator Bruce Feiler. You may be familiar with Feiler, as he has written for the New York […]

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