We spend 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 hope that you enjoy these parenting resources.
“What Parents of Early-Teen Boys Need to Know: New research shows where boys lag behind girls in early adolescence; help to bridge the language gap” by Sue Shellenbarger, The Wall Street Journal
“How to Talk to Your Kids about their Habits: Good Ones or Bad Ones” by Carey Wallace, Time.com
“Raising the 5 Percent: How to Teach Your Boys to Do the Right Thing” by Yvonne Condes, Babble.com.
“Stop Googling. Let’s Talk” by Sherry Turkle, September 26, 2015, The New York Times.
“Camping With Chinese Characteristics”, by Alexander Posner, June 28, 2015, The Yale Globalist.
“First American-Style Sleepaway Camps Open In China”, Here and Now, NPR By Rachel Gotbaum
Dimitri Christakis’ TED Talk called “How Different Forms of Screen Time Affects Kids and Their Ability to Learn and Develop”
“The Critical 21st Century Skills Every Student Needs and Why” by Ross Crockett, Jan 9, 2015, The Global Citizen Foundation
“Summer Camp: An Antidote To ‘Helicopter Parenting?'” by THE EXCHANGE, NH Public Radio, MAY 26, 2015.
“Sending children to a residential, or day camp, builds resilience” by Michael Ungar, Ph.D, Psychology Today, Feb. 5, 2012
Helicopter Parenting Is Increasingly Correlated With College Depression. Slate. July 5, 2015 by Julie Lythcott-Haims.
The Difference Between Praise That Promotes Narcissism Vs Healthy Self-Esteem. KQED, March 10, 2015 by Poncie Rutsch.
Bruce Feiler’s TED Talk called “Agile Programming — for your family”
Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED Talk called “The Key To Success: Grit”
Teaching The Skills That Children Need To Succeed. Camping Magazine, August 28, 2013 by Scott Brody.
Summer Camp: Can It Make Kids More Responsible? Time Magazine, July 10, 2012 by Erika Christakis.
Brene Brown’s 2011 TED Talk called “The Power of Vulnerability”
Rita Pearson’s 2013 TED Talk called “Every kid needs a champion”
Jane MCGonigal’s 2010 TED Talk titled “Gaming Can Make The World Better”
If you enjoyed this video we invite you to read this blog posting that we wrote on this topic!
An interesting 2012 TED talk by Kenwoood & Evergreen parent Steve Baskin called “Unplugging Our Kids”!
There’s More To Life Than Being Happy, The Atlantic, January 9, 2013 by Emily Esfahani Smith
Tear Down The Swing Sets: and the plastic forts. Here’s how to put the playback in playgrounds, Slate, January 28, 2013 by Nicholas Day.
What Makes Us Happy?, The Atlantic, June 2009 by Joshua Wolf Shenk
Study of the Day: Amibition May Not Bring Happiness, The Atlantic, April 5, 2012 by Hans Villarica
Should I Be Sending My Children To Summer Camp?, The Huffington Post, June 25, 2012 by Michael Thompson.
Career Lessons from Summer Camp, The Huffington Post, September 5, 2012 by Caroline Dowd-Higgins.
Why It’s Important To Let Your Child Make Mistakes, The Huffington Post,September 1, 2012 by Dr. Peggy Drexler
Is The Internet Making Us Crazy?: What the New Research Says, Newsweek Magazine, July 9, 2012 by Tony Dokoupil.
Children’s A.D.D. Doesn’t Work Long Term, New York Times, March 6, 2012, by L. Alan Sroufe.
In Praise of the Teenage Brain, The New York Times, September 23, 2011, by Rebecca R. Ruiz
Phys Ed: Can Exercise Make Kids Smarter?, The New York Times, September 15, 2010, by Gretchen Reynolds
Doubt Is Cast on Many Reports of Food Allergies, The New York Times, May 11, 2010, by Gina Kolata
How to Talk to Your Daughter About Cyberbullying Now, January 30, 2010, rachelsimmons.com
Playing to Learn, The New York Times, February 1, 2010, By Susan Engel.
For Forest Kindergartners, Class Is Back to Nature, Rain or Shine, The New York Times, November 30, 2009 By Liz Leyden
In Defense of Teasing The New York Times, December 5, 2008 By Dacher Keltner
Dear Parents: Please Relax, It’s Just CampThe New York Times, July 26, 2008 by Tina Kelley
How Not to Talk to Your Kids — The Inverse Power of Praise NY Magazine, February 12, 2007 by Po Bronson
The Summer Camp Handbook : Everything You Need to Find, Choose and Get Ready for Overnight Camp — and Skip the Homesickness(Paperback) by Christopher A. Thurber (Author), Jon C. Malinowski (Author)
Best Friends, Worst Enemies: Understanding the Social Lives of Children by Michael Thompson, Cathe O’Neill-Grace, Lawrence J. Cohen, and Catherine O’Neill Grace (Paperback – Jul 30, 2002)
Full of Ourselves: A Wellness Program to Advance Girl Power, Health, And Leadership by Catherine Steiner-Adair and Lisa Sjostrom(Paperback – Dec 20, 2005)
Real Boys : Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack and Mary Pipher (Paperback – April 1999)
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (Ballantine Reader’s Circle) (Paperback) by Mary Pipher (Author)
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson (Paperback – April 4, 2000)
Endless Summers by AJ Baime, Boston Magazine, March 2004
Harry Potter and the Half-Crazed Summer Camper, The NY Times, by Edward Wyatt, July 14, 2005