Monthly Archives:May 2018

It’s Easy Being Green at TP

Posted by on May 28, 2018

Whenever I think of Kermit the Frog, a certain song, “It’s Not Easy Being Green,”comes to mind.  While Kermit is referring to the color green in his song, I am reminded of a state of being.  When you are “green” at something, it often means that you are new.  There are many times in life that we are put in a new situation, whether it be changing schools, joining a sports team or club, moving to a different location, starting a new job, […]

The Impact of Camp on Social and Emotional Learning

Posted by on May 11, 2018

Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions. So, what’s the big deal about SEL, you ask?!  Have you ever thought about how kids learn this stuff?  Believe it or not, the tenants of SEL do not just happen automatically.  […]

Look Ma, No Phone!

Posted by on May 2, 2018

Sending yours sons away to camp is a pretty big decision – emotionally, financially, and logistically (“How will we get him there? What about the family reunion?”), etc.  No, it’s not an easy choice to make, and it’s natural to question if you are doing the right thing by sending them to Towering Pines for the summer. Let me help you with that. You absolutely are making the right decision. In my unabashedly biased opinion, sending your boys to Towering Pines […]