Learning and fun from EDMO

A Fairy Tale Adolescence

Here’s a topic that will either have Millennial and Gen X Parents staring each other down or on the flip side, rejoicing at finding common ground. The issue, how much freedom should be extended to kids today. First, my story. I sit on the cusp between generations (can 1983 get a definitive category already) and was raised by a couple …

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Raising Environmentally Conscious Kids

Preserve the Earth for future generations – it’s an idea that many of us have heard, processed and filed away; that is, until the “future generation” had names, personalities and faces. Somewhere along the line, we became parents and the children of tomorrow suddenly became OUR kids of today. Issues that seemed so distant in our youth were suddenly taking …

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Redefining Curiosity

Curiosity – it is a character attribute that has been vilified by its dark relationship with “the cat”. Most of us were raised under the guise of this saying, “Curiosity killed the cat”, leading us to believe that “curious” was a negative description. It’s 2017 and I believe it’s time to give curiosity a makeover and a new catch phrase; …

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A Rainy Day Survival Kit

A Rainy Day Survival Kit – From The Museum of Craft and Design With the weather the way it’s been lately, parents everywhere need to be prepared for more indoor play! Put together a basic “Rainy Day Kit” and you’ll be ready when you hear anyone complain that they’re bored. Make sure your kit is age-appropriate, in terms of safety, …

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The Digital Building Blocks of SEL

This summer, CAMP EDMO is diving deep into social and emotional learning (or SEL for short), and believe it or not, the place where I’m most excited to see this kind of development is… Minecraft!  As it turns out, video games provide excellent opportunities to develop SEL skills, and Minecraft is a prime example. So what makes games in general, …

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All I Need to Know in Life, I Learned from my Kids

As parents, we expend a great deal of time and energy concerning ourselves with the lessons that we are teaching our children. The questions we ask ourselves and the parenting choices that we make (and sometimes second guess) seem to be endless: “Did I handle that situation correctly?” “Was I setting a good example?” “Did my child hear me say …

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