What we *don’t* tell kids about summer camp

Let’s start with what we DO tell kids about camp: It’s fun! You get to ride horses, shoot arrows, swim in the river! You live with other kids your age—like a giant sleepover. It’s a world especially for kids (even the grown-ups are more like cool babysitters than like parents). You get to do lots of things you don’t get …

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Courtesy breeds civility

We had the fun and good fortune of a dinner together with Cristi Lee and her family, and in the course of conversation, Cristi mentioned that she had come across some thought-provoking ideas in her recent reading. One was a quote from Dr. James Dobson, “Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals,” and another from author Sheryl Eberly who says …