What My Dog Brandy Has Taught Me in Terms of Raising Children and Being a Better Mother

By Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman | April 27, 2012 | 0 Comments

I recently had an addition to my family, no not another baby, but rather a puppy. I have always wanted a dog and despite begging and pleading with my own parents for one, I needed to wait for my 40th birthday to receive a dog from my mother. My dog, Brandy, was my 40th birthday…

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Missed the Day Camp Dynamics – Part 1 Webinar?

By Dr. Christopher Thurber | April 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you missed the Day Camp Dynamics – Part 1 webinar on day camp pick-up and drop-off, we invite you to view the recording. Learn how these transition times are opportunities for building relationships, clarifying misunderstandings, and partnering with parents to maximize the benefits of camp.

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Missed the Rituals, Play, and the Boy Code Webinar?

By Dr. Christopher Thurber | April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you missed our first international webinar on Boys & Masculinity at Camp, we invite you to view the recording. Learn how to train your staff to deal with male campers in a sensitive and healthy way.

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Missed the Best Boys Part 1 Webinar?

By Dr. Christopher Thurber | March 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

If you missed our first international webinar on Boys & Masculinity at Camp, we invite you to view this recording. The webinar begins with Dr.Thurber’s response to the question, “How can male staff best set an example of emotional expressiveness for boys? Click continue reading to view the recording.

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Tiger Fun: Saving the World by Taking Camp Seriously

By Dr. Christopher Thurber | February 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

    Beneath Amy Chua’s personal struggle in Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother lies a deeper ambivalence about learning: What on earth should we do with our children outside of school, during unstructured free time? Chua is at times conflicted but wryly proud of her intense, authoritarian solution, a luxury reserved for high-achieving, high-functioning…

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Is Worry Good, Bad, or Something In Between?

By Dr. Caren Baruch-Feldman | January 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The fact is, a little bit of worry is a good thing for children and adults — it motivates and helps children with performance. Also, in the case of a true emergency, some concern is biologically advantageous. However, when worry turns to anxiety, there is no longer an advantage. To the contrary, performance is…

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