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Can your Smartphone Make You Not-So-Smart?

Can your Smartphone Make You Not-So-Smart?

Can your Smartphone Make You Not-So-Smart? A recent joint study out of the University of Texas Austin and University of California San Diego looked at whether your “smartphone” can make you “not-so-smart.”  Results from two experiments indicate...

Importance of Friendships

Importance of Friendships

Importance of Friendships One of the main concerns we hear from campers before they attend is that they are nervous about not knowing anyone at camp.  Most teens come to camp independently, without a friend or sibling and don’t know anyone...

Smartphone Habit Change Summer Camp

Smartphone Habit Change Summer Camp

Smartphone Habit Change Summer Camp We at Summerland understand how difficult it is to be a parent.  Not just because a significant portion of our staff are parents themselves, but also because we talk to parents every day who are struggling and...

Letting Kids be Kids

Letting Kids be Kids

Letting Kids be Kids Ask an adult about their childhood and they will likely share memories and experiences that are quite different than how our children are growing up today.  There is no denying that today’s youth is exposed to more adult...

5 Strategies to Help You Child Detach from Video Games

5 Strategies to Help You Child Detach from Video Games

5 Strategies to Help You Child Detach from Video Games 80% of American households having a gaming system.  For some families, gaming is just a hobby or occasional form of entertainment, but for others, it becomes a routine habit that can be...

Gain self-awareness with self-monitoring

Gain self-awareness with self-monitoring

Gain self-awareness with self-monitoring In our modern world, we have everything at our fingertips: information, the ability to record every second of our lives, and a constant running to-do list. For many of us, these technological advances that...

Summer Camp for Life Skills

Summer Camp for Life Skills

Summer Camp for Life Skills Now that The World Health Organization has classified gaming addiction as a disorder, many professionals are questioning if you can truly be addicted to an activity.  Regardless of terminology, if your child is using...

Ideas to Help Your Child Reduce Video Game and Smartphone Time

Ideas to Help Your Child Reduce Video Game and Smartphone Time

Reduce Video Game and Smartphone Time In today’s post, we will discuss some ideas to help your child reduce their video game and smartphone time. An important part of this issue is realizing that “screen time” fills a need, and in order to take...

A Fun Summer Camp for Technology Detox

A Fun Summer Camp for Technology Detox

A Fun Summer Camp for Technology Detox At its core, Summerland is a fun summer camp for technology detox and learning new habits and skills.  If you find yourself constantly having battles with your child over their screen time it might be time...

Dealing with Resistance

Dealing with Resistance

Dealing with Resistance No one disagrees that being a parent is tough.  Our children’s brains are still developing; what they want to do, and what they need can sometimes be pretty far from each other.  As their parent, you are your children’s...

Is Summerland The Right Camp For My Child with ADHD?

Is Summerland The Right Camp For My Child with ADHD?

Campers with ADHD For many parents of children with ADHD, tablets, and smartphones have been a valuable tool for teaching with educational applications and games.  Kids with ADHD, in general, take to screen-based activities quickly, as these...

Best tech free summer camp

Best tech free summer camp

Best technology free summer camp Looking for the best tech-free summer camp?  If you are reading our website you may have reached a point where you realize that you need outside influence to help with your child’s gaming habits.  Your child...

Can your own fear of failure hurt your child?

Can your own fear of failure hurt your child?

Can your own fear of failure hurt your child? As parents, we always want to protect our children and make sure they have the best chance at a happy and successful life.  We want our kids to be free of struggles and for things to come easily for...

Distance to gain perspective

Distance to gain perspective

Distance to gain perspective Have you ever felt like a different person on a vacation?  Like you could try some things new, take up a new skill, eat new foods and just be different than how you are back at home?  This is part of what makes...

The success of the stubborn child

The success of the stubborn child

The success of the stubborn child “Strong willed, spirited, headstrong.” Some parents wince at these descriptions as this often means more arguments and a power struggle between parent and child.  But these same attributes that make...

Parent Anxiety: How to deal with worry when your kid’s at camp

Parent Anxiety: How to deal with worry when your kid’s at camp

Parent Anxiety: How to deal with worry when your kid’s at camp. Think back to your childhood summer memories, they most likely include long days of adventures with your friends and for many several weeks off at a summer camp, growing and...