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A Good Disconnect

When I was growing up, kids didn’t have the constant electronic tether to their parents that they do today.  It caused the inevitable problems of course – for instance, never knowing where my brother was at dinner time (and having to call everyone in the neighborhood to find out), going to the wrong mall entrance to get picked up and missing our mom, not knowing when she’d get there to pick us up, etc.

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An e-Visiting Day

Your Camper, Reconnecting to the E-Grid for Visiting Day

I spend a lot of time thinking about how parents and campers communicate with each other.  We just got back from visiting day yesterday, which put a whole new spin on parent/camper communication…

Ah, summer camp… the ideal opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills, and grow – all in a more natural environment removed from the electronic stresses of modern life such as Facebook, texting, and cell phones.

Sounds idyllic, doesn’t it?  Your child, tucked away in a nature preserve, airing out their brain for the summer.  Gaining a new appreciation for nature.  Living a more relaxed existence.

Alas, you can take the electronics away from the kid, but you can’t take the electronics out of the kid.  Continue reading ‘An e-Visiting Day’


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