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Fun First, Learning Second

STEM educational camps offer summer school without pressure — no homework, no tests.

Teens Shoulder Responsibility

Counselors-in-training programs teach leadership, patience, and hard work.

Teens Head Off the Grid

They put down their phones and pick up backpacks.

How to Limit Your Kid’s Screen Time

Three tips for regulating your child’s use of phones, tablets, and video games—and getting them out the door.

How to Raise Grateful Children

It’s all about family dinners, chores, and conversation.

Social Media Amplify Feelings of FoMO

The crystal ball of Snapchat and other apps allows teens to keep tabs on what their friends are doing. And that’s not always a good thing.

Wearing Your Kids

An increasing number of parents carry their children, rather than put them in strollers. But the doctor who popularized the parenting method is under siege.

So You Wanna Be a Rock Star?

Here’s where kids can rock out at summer camp.

Things are looking up for Oakland Feather River Camp

The family camp has been fixed up, has growing enrollment, and is finalizing a contract with the city for its security.

Can Coaches Thwart Teacher Turnover?

Whitnee Garrett is being tracked. Every step she takes in her history class at Roots International Academy is mapped. The 39 responses elicited from her students during a 20-minute span are recorded and tabulated. Her lesson plan on black history is broken down into segments, everything from the 15-minute introduction to the 15-minute class-ending group work. Just like game tape from an athletic event, every move is dissected and analyzed.