Caroline Crawford

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At Camp, Failure Leads To Success

Posted by Caroline Crawford on Nov 19, 2014 5:12:00 PM
Words are powerful. Words define us. We are labeled by words. In school, children want to be smart. How do we define smart? In sports, children want to be winners. How do we define winners? In school and sports, these words are clearly defined. A child is smart if they make the grades and a child is a winner if they win the game. If a child does not win the game or make the grades, does that make them a failure?
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Benefits of Free Play at Summer Camp

Posted by Caroline Crawford on Oct 21, 2014 3:07:00 PM

*Caroline completed her M.S. in Clinical Social Work from The University of Texas in 2013. As part of her degree, she studied the health and developmental benefits for children of having opportunities for creative play.

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Mom, Am I Fat? Helping Girls Build Self-Confidence

Posted by Caroline Crawford on Oct 2, 2014 3:56:00 PM
Girls starting as young as four and five are asking, “Am I fat?” The correlation between concern over self-worth and body image is becoming more pervasive and more problematic. Girls are comparing themselves against the unrealistic measuring sticks of magazine models and movie stars. They are not finding pride in their athleticism, their humor, their communication skills, or their resilience. Young women are defining their self-worth based solely on the size of their skirts.
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