How Summer Camp Fires Up Your Child’s Creativity
Sleepaway summer camp is packed with long, sunny days perfect for lively outdoor activities from swimming and boating to hiking, tennis and horseback riding. It’s also a great place for kids to let their creative spirits soar, whether it’s writing a script for a camp skit, daring to sing a solo at campfire time, creating a cool nature collage or whipping up a dazzling picture frame in wood shop. Kids at camp play instruments, sing, paint, experiment with the potter’s wheel and learn the basics of wood working. Whether your little camper is trying a new skill or perfecting an old one, summer camp provides a fun, supportive atmosphere for all sorts of creative endeavors.What Is An Island?
The movie, “Castaway,” portrayed a stranding on a deserted island as an arduous, almost hopeless experience. Yet, many people are captivated by the thrill of having absolute freedom from the worries of the world, should it happen to them.The Selfless Guidance Of A Mentor
You do not know everything. When we are young, we step up, and step out into our lives boldly, until something happens to make us stumble. Some who stumble get up to step out boldly again. Others learn caution, and step carefully. Wouldn’t it be nice to see what is ahead, to understand where the stumbles are, in order to avoid them? Perhaps you need a mentor.Your Child’s 7 Summer Camp Must-Haves
Chances are, when you’re preparing your son or daughter for their first day at summer camp, you’re thinking of the essentials: snacks? Check. Sunblock? Check. Swimsuit and floaties? Check and check. But if you’re like most parents and also thinking of a zillion other things (like your own job, perhaps? How and when you’re going to get all the shopping and laundry done?), then check this handy, quick list of our 7 categories of absolute summer camp packing must-haves.The Federal Government’s Push for Restorative Justice Puts Teachers at Risk
In light of reported discriminatory discipline policies in place in our schools, the Obama administration has been pushing to replace them with a program called restorative justice. The downside of this practice and attending government overreach is putting teachers in harm’s way.Stretch Your Brain!
Once you stretch your brain you can never go back to the person you were before who was less than the person you are now. It’s sort of like trying to put toothpaste back into the tube. It just doesn’t work and now you have to deal with your new reality. I’d say a more enlightened mind is a good reality to be dealing with, wouldn’t you?Play Therapy Makes a Difference
All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them. That doesn’t seem like a lot to ask for, does it? Yet, all around us, we see so many unhappy, and yes, damaged children. As society is advancing, as we are daily attaining new heights of success and evolution, something is certainly going terribly wrong. Otherwise, why would we see so many cases of childhood depression, student suicides, bullying, and other innumerable things that children of today are grappling with? Add to that the increase in cases of learning disabilities, autism, ADHD and one realizes how challenging it is to be a child in today’s world. So as parents, as teachers, how does one deal with this new, changing face of childhood? Seen this way, it looks like a dreary, dismal picture. Yet, it doesn’t need to be! Understanding the challenges children face today is the first step toward being in a position to empower and help them. Then comes acceptance of the differences in each one of our children. This calls for patience, for perseverance, and most important of all, tolerance.