Friends: Finding Gold in a Plastic Era
Written by: Audrey “Sunshine” Monke
Michael Thompson’s statement stuck with me long after I attended his session on the social lives of millennial children at a recent American Camp Association conference. I would go even farther and say that friendship is not just the gold of childhood, but also of life. And, unfortunately, our culture is not currently supporting the development of healthy, solid friendships between kids. Friendship is more important than any academic subject or athletic skill, and yet the way our kids spend their time does not reflect this importance. For many kids, there simply isn’t time in their lives for developing strong, close friendships.
- Are Friendships Soon Forgotten? (bigbasslakemi.wordpress.com)
- Happy Campers Tips on Readying Your Kids for Camp (deals.com)
- Tips for Parents: Teasing, Bullying, and the Role of Friendships (education.com)