Leave the cookies for Santa

Leave the cookies for Santa

Leave the cookies for Santa It’s that time of year for lots of sugary treats.  Don’t get caught up in all those extra calories this month and feeding the kids extra sweets.  Many see baking as a holiday a tradition and with baking comes taste...

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Video Game Fitness Challenge

Video Game Fitness Challenge

Video Game Fitness Challenge Looking for a video game fitness challenge?  Parent’s today often witness kids sit in front of screens for hours playing video games, social media, or endless internet browsing. It’s time to change it up and...

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Aftercare at Summerland Camps

Aftercare at Summerland Camps

Aftercare at Summerland Camps No one has ever been nagged into long-term behavioral change.  Summerland parents leave the family workshop with expert knowledge of how behavioral contracting works and how to best support thier child after camp...

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Child Video Game Addiction

Child Video Game Addiction

Child Video Game Addiction: Overview Child video game addiction is rapidly growing in the United States as a major health threat. Video games are readily available to children and offer opportunities to interact in virtual worlds that provide a...

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Teen Video Game Addiction

Teen Video Game Addiction

Teen Video Game Addiction: Where to Start? When first presented with a teen video game addiction problem, parents are often at a loss of how to start addressing the issue.  The knee-jerk reaction is to punish or take away access to electronics...

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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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