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Overscheduling Children

The Case Against Summer Camp

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.04.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Self-sufficiency isn't something most kids are born with. The school year, with its rigorous after-school sports and activity schedules, doesn't offer this sort of platform for learning how to be alone, or for knowing how to create their own fun -- a skill that's not only a good thing but also essential.

One Parent's Vow Not to Over-Schedule Summer

Linda K. Wertheimer | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Linda K. Wertheimer

"Run through it with me, Mom," he said, pleading. He took my hand, and we ran through the sprinkler, blinking our eyes against the spray.