In the middle of December, my friend Alicia Danyali started emailing me with questions about which summer camps our kids should attend next summer. Is the holiday season too early to debate whether to invest in two or four weeks of children’s sailing camp? Not for us. Alicia and I …Read More »
Keep Calm and Study On In some Baltimore City Public schools, mindfulness replaces detention to positive effect.
A young man sits outside of a classroom door in the main hallway of Patterson High School in Baltimore. He breathes calmly, meditating, as other students stream by him, unnoticing. Seeing a student sitting outside a classroom at Patterson may be a slightly unusual sight, but what he is doing—mindful …Read More »
It’s Here: Our 2017 Overnight Summer Camp Directory Find the perfect place for your child to experience sleepaway camp this summer.
Adventure Links Specialty: Adventure Sports Ages 8 – 17 13220 Yates Ford Road Clifton, VA, 20124 571-281-3556 email@example.com adventurelinks.net Appel Farm Arts Campextensuv Specialty: Performing and Visual Arts Ages 7 – 17 PO Box 888 Elmer, NJ, 8318 Summer Location: Elmer, NJ 856-358-2472 firstname.lastname@example.org appelfarmartscamp.org Baltimore Chesapeake …Read More »
As parents, we try and do our best to stay at least a few steps ahead of our children. But when it comes to teaching kids about “the birds and the bees”—aka the fusion of love, intimacy and procreation—we tend to stutter and stammer and sound not so experienced. Throw …Read More »
New Year’s Resolution: Jump Start Your Child’s Healthier Eating Habits with These Three Simple, Irresistible Recipes
If you have a child who resists eating anything healthy, you’re not alone; there are countless picky young eaters out there. But don’t give up—or give in to your child’s desire for a junk food-only diet. This year, make a resolution to help expand your child’s palette. You can start …Read More »
As a parent, you understand the importance of teaching your child about good personal and dental hygiene. But many parents don’t realize that it’s equally critical to teach children good sleep hygiene—the practice of habits that directly impact the quality of a person’s sleep. Both the quantity and quality of …Read More »
With the new year just beginning, a fresh start is on everyone’s mind. However, it’s also a time when parents can be proactive about the future — by scouting out the right summer camp for their children. Because of all the considerations involved, the task of finding that ‘perfect fit’ …Read More »
There’s something special about science fiction. Though the genre sometimes gets a bad rap for its over-the-top storylines and—let’s face it—often awful movies, its uniquely imaginative world-building has enraptured audiences of all ages since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was published in the 1800s. Whether your child is just starting out or …Read More »
Even now, so many years later — I don’t want to say how many — I can still smell my summer camp, if I close my eyes and concentrate. The rich, loamy scent of dirt and pine needles. The woodsy aroma of the bunkhouses after the rain. The sweet morning …Read More »
From Joanna’s parents’ perspective, sibling rivalry was “just the way families worked.” But while Joanna’s parents considered their daughters’ dynamic normal, Joanna did not. Joanna insists her older sister emotionally and mentally tormented her throughout her childhood. Today, she says she calls the behavior by another name. “It was abuse,” …Read More »