Screen Activity and Health

Screen Activity and Health

Screen Activity and Health It’s been known for a while that having a television in your child’s bedroom can lead to an increase in body mass index. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that kids age 7 are...

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Improving Motivation

Improving Motivation

Improving Motivation A simple way to improve motivation is to self-monitor your behaviors.  This involves breaking goals down into daily task.  Completing daily tasks and charting your progress gives you instant feedback on your progress.  Seeing...

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Behavioral Change: A Family Matter

Behavioral Change: A Family Matter

Behavioral Change: A Family Matter In today’s blog post we will explore some ideas to make activity a fun part of your family’s daily routine. The only thing better than giving one child of pedometer to measure their daily activity is...

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Limit Setting in Tech Overuse

Limit Setting in Tech Overuse

Limit Setting in Tech Overuse In a recent Podcast Dallas Mavericks owner and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban discussed mechanisms for setting up limits on his children’s tech use habits.  There is no doubt about it- structure is good.  Particularly...

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Phase VI: Home Transition

Phase VI: Home Transition

Going Home The final phase of the behavior change process is the home transition.  While technically not a phase that happens at camp, preparing for a successful transition back home is what we focus on while at camp, so it’s absolutely part of...

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Phase V: Technology Re-introduction

Phase V: Technology Re-introduction

Reunited with Technology Summerland Camps takes a revolutionary approach to screen time overuse.  Most programs completely limit screen use with their campers, taking an abstinence approach.  Simply put, abstinence approaches do not work. How...

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