Family Life

Summer Love: How to Handle your Kid’s First Crush

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If your kids are going to camp this summer, there’s a good chance they’ll experience their first crush. What should you say and do...

What Type of Camp Will Your Child Like?

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When I was younger, I only had one choice for summer camp—the town camp. The town camp was a traditional all-day (6-hour) camp with...

ADHD and Social Capital: How Your Child Can Build Strong Relationships

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By Cheryl Maguire A group of medical school friends nominated Sasha Hamdani to create a memory book for their pregnant classmate. Hamdani worked hard on...

Conserving Through Art: Parents and Kids Can Fight Littering with Photos

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Taking photos of litter is far from trashy. Pennsylvania is taking action against litter in a unique, artistic way. The “Lens on Litter” contest...

Three Siblings Became Pediatric Dentists — With a Mission of Giving Back

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As Benjamin Franklin famously said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The focus of Cavity Busters’ early childhood education program may...

August Roundup: Community and Family News in the Delaware Valley

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Final Days: Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square Visitors to Philadelphia in late summer may be familiar with the glow of thousands of lights—specifically,...
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Saying Hello to Baby

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By Andrea Denish “Nants’ ingonyama, bakithi, baba. Sithi hu ‘ngonyama.” It’s the opening scene to Disney’s “The Lion King,” and Simba is being raised up high...
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‘Raising a Little Hell’ at Camp

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Camper Victoria Saunders loves swimming at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in the summer. It’s not an activity she usually gets to...
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Parent You Should Know: Sara Sideman

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Sara Sideman did not go to Jewish camp growing up. (Sideman’s mother was a school speech pathologist, so she was home in the summer...
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Learn a Skill This Summer

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With many summer camps closing their registration period only a few months into the year, you might be feeling the pressure to narrow down...