Let the Kids Sleep, Part II

Why is sleep so important?

Stretching Toward Manhood

What do these boys have in common? Each perfectly portrays the vagaries of growing up boy.

Brain on Fire

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) has been called one of the “best known but least understood” mental health conditions. Why is it so well known?

Falling to Pieces

How to process the permanence of loss? Of course, there are the well-known stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression (or despair) and, ultimately, perhaps, acceptance.

A Moment in Time

Some might suggest that, today, we stand at a moment of decision – at least with regard to the futures of our children.

Language of Love

For many people, young and old, the holiday season may ring in—or at least exacerbate—a sense of loneliness.

New Kid in Town

Changing schools can raise a lot of questions for young people, both social-emotional and logistical. But there are ways to make the transition less stressful.

Born to Run

Both unstructured play and highly structured sports offer real opportunities for personal growth.

I Know I Said I'm Sorry ...

What responsibility do people in positions of power, honor or prestige have to those who follow, particularly youth?

Serious Learning Happens at Summer Camp - Without Technology

For those ending a summer at camp, the transition back to home, school and screen time can be infused with lessons from June, July and August.

Imagine Me Gone

Despite popular myths about seasonality of suicides, rates actually spike in late spring and early summer rather than during the holidays or in the depths of winter.

Love Actually

It is incumbent upon us–particularly with regard to youth–to recognize effort over achievement, resiliency over success and individuality over conformity.

The Hubris of Owen Labrie

What does this sordid tale tell us about prevention?

Who I Am

As young people hurtle toward maturity, the real drive for competency appears most tangible during adolescence.

Let the Kids Sleep

New data links stressed and drowsy teenagers to dangers and disorders.

Storm Rising

It’s impossible to escape the endless, breathless reporting of atrocities at home and abroad.


The “always on” lifestyle of today’s teens proffers images of happy, healthy young people propelled through endless days by a hyperkinetic force field allowing them to achieve almost anything. But lurking behind that façade may be something more sinister.

Young People, Not Alone in Their Despair

What is that cautionary tale? Things may not always—if ever—be as they seem.

Sibling Revelry

The qualitative gains of sibling relationships beg the question, “Do friendships forged at summer camp elicit the same positive outcomes?”

End Game

Skills employers say they're looking for can be learned by working at camp.

Troubled Waters

The nature and scope of youth suicide is changing, and not for the better.

Ebb and Flow

Overuse of technology by young people may result in distraction, stress and impaired performance. Help them find flow!

Cutting Their Losses, Raising the Stakes

If anything, the controversial case at UVA simply raised the profile of sexual violence and the stakes of figuring out a way forward.

Running On

Girls are on the run. But what are they running from? Or to?

Thanks for Thanksgiving

Amid family, friends, food and football lies a common appreciation for what unites us.

Cool Kids

Being popular may be losing popularity

Beautiful Boys

Addiction, recovery, and summer camp – four words that don't often appear together.

On Becoming

Teenagers are forming an identity to call their own. In short, they are all becoming someone and something.

The Afterglow

Summer camp helps kids form identity, achieve independence and make friends!

A User's Guide to Surviving Boarding School

Sending your child off to boarding school? Here's some advice from a veteran student.