This article by David Brooks in the NY Times is interesting. He makes the point that today there is undeniably more attention and praise given by parents to their children– which is also clear from our perspective. Much of it is for the good.
We think that this constant feedback from parents, some of it as Brooks mentions is subtle and unintentional, points to the value of a good summer camp experience– like Brant Lake provides! It is a place away from home where campers receive lots of praise and positive attention but perhaps in a more neutral and balanced way.