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 #6 2016

Dear Moosilauke Families,

It is our pleasure to write this second letter from Moosilauke for the last week and a half of the Second Session 2016, July 31 through August 10. The time has flown by! What a pleasure it has been to have your boys here at Moosilauke.

On Sunday, we had our first “Lazy Sunday” of the session. Campers could sleep in and breakfast was a buffet that included made-to-order omelets,

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Weekly Log Home #5 2016

Dear Moosilauke Families,

It is our pleasure to write this first letter from Moosilauke for the first week of Second Session 2016, July 25 through July 30th. As is our tradition, we will send an electronic letter home each week to make sure you 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/.

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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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