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Walking to School Safely

Walking to School Safely

How a few rules can make walking to school a safe and healthy activity. Walking to School Today most parents insist on driving their children to school even though walking is healthier; kids get exercise and [...]

School Trips

School Trips

A look at the many benefits of the overnight school trip. School Trips Whether it’s to travel to a new country, a band trip, or a school sports league, overnight school trips can be a child’s [...]

Latchkey Kids

Latchkey Kids

Is your child a latchkey kid? What to consider when your child is home alone. Latchkey Kids At around 11 or 12, depending on a child’s maturity level, spending a couple of hours home alone as [...]

Children in School and Separation Anxiety

Children in School and Separation Anxiety

How to help your child adapt to attending school for the first time. Separation Anxiety If your child is heading off to kindergarten this fall, then you know what a big milestone this is for children…and [...]

Summer Camps and Friendship

Summer Camps and Friendship

Just why do kids make such close friendships at camps? Summer Camps Did your children go away to camp this summer? Then likely you were pleased and amazed by the close friendship they formed over such [...]

Summer Camps and Homesickness

Summer Camps and Homesickness

What to do when your child is homesick while away at camp. Homesickness Going to an overnight, or residential camp, is an experience many children go through. They also go through a bout of homesickness. In [...]

Homesick and Happy

Homesick and Happy

An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home…if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child [...]

Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Why kids get so much out of the residential camp experience. Summer Camps Wonder why children come away from residential camps a little more confident than they went into them? Well, according Michael Thompson, author of [...]