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Month: September 2016

What We Can Learn From A Six-Year Old

What We Can Learn From A Six-Year Old

Six-year old Alex caught the attention of the nation when he wrote a letter to President Obama asking him to bring a young bombing victim to his suburban home. Alex assures the President that, “we’ll be waiting for you guys with flags, flowers, and balloons. We will give him a family and he will be our brother.” We all could learn a thing or two from Alex. A recent survey by Harvard University’s Making Caring Common Project reports “a large…

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What’s Your Role in the Routine of Responsibility?

What’s Your Role in the Routine of Responsibility?

When school is out for the summer, teachers and administrators warn about summer learning loss and tactics to prevent it. However, have you considered what you can do to prevent camp learning loss? At summer camp, kids fall into a routine of responsibility (asset #30). They are in charge of their daily chores, making their beds, preparing themselves for the day ahead, remembering their schedule, packing necessary items for their activities, and more. Without mom and dad, but with the…

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