The More Parents Help, the More They Can Hurt

By Bill McMahon, Director

“How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Over parenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” is a recent book that has received significant press and attention, in part, because the author–Julie Lythcott-Haims–was the dean of freshmen at Stanford.

Here is the book’s thesis in a nutshell: our young adults today are not happy, healthy, or resilient; this is especially true of the elite achievers at hyper selective schools;

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Weekly Log Home #4 2016

Dear Moosilauke Families!

Here are the highlights from the final two weeks of the Moosilauke First Session 2016, July 10 through July 23, 2016:

Sunday morning’s lazy day schedule was appreciated by all, especially after what was a very hot week.  After another delicious Sunday brunch of made-to-order omelets, homemade donuts, assorted cereal, and the yogurt bar, there was a USA vs. the World counselor soccer game. Many campers were in attendance to watch their favorite counselors play in a “friendly” match.

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Weekly Log #3 2016

Hello to our Moosilauke Families!

Our weekly letters home–of which this is the third for summer 2016 covering Sunday, July 3 through Saturday, July 9th–are one avenue for you to stay in touch with what is happening at camp. Liking us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CampMoosilauke/) and following us on Instagram (camp_moosilauke) is another great way to have pictures, videos, and essays pushed out to you. Click http://moosilauke.com/2016/07/10/parents-help-can-hurt/for a new blog from Bill on a book about the harm that can come from over parenting and https://vimeo.com/172932780for a video we made about a recent whitewater trip.

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Weekly Log Home #2 2016

It is our pleasure to send this second weekly letter home during summer 2016 covering Sunday, June 26th through Saturday, July 2nd. Camp is off to an awesome start: we have had an abundance of sunshine; our activity classes have been humming; our initial adventure trips have been fun for all; participation in our inter-camp competition has been high; we have had a number of special events; and the overall level of fun and camaraderie is exactly what you would expect.

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Weekly Log Home#1 2016

It is our pleasure to write this first weekly letter home from Moosilauke during summer 2016, our 112th season, June 23 – June 25, 2016.  As is our tradition, we post on our web site and send an electronic letter home each week to make sure parents know about all the activities, special events, and trips that make up the Moose Experience.  You can view pictures from the summer (and even buy prints) by clicking on http://campmoosilaukephotos.shutterfly.com/ or by going to the “Photos” link in the “In the Media” section of the moosilauke.com website.

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