Like I really need one more thing to feel guilty about. But as I was going through all the listings for great science and technology camps, I couldn’t help but wonder – are my kids at a disadvantage because they’re not doing robotics or space camp this summer? Will they still get into Chapel Hill if they go to American Girl camp instead?
Most of us in the good ol’ days had stay-at-home moms, and we spent the summer playing outside, watching TV, and going to the pool. Despite the research and articles that promote free play as an essential part of brain development, it’s hard not to feel like you should be providing a multitude of enrichment activities for your kids to help them get ahead.