May 9, 2017
"Sometimes we feel like salmon
swimming upstream, but camp has really made us feel comfortable
when we've made those decisions that go against the current in our
The Whipples share five intentional decisions they've made that have shaped their parenting style:
#1 Embrace failure
#2 Value authentic, kid-generated work
#3 Give freedom of choice & empower kids to make changes when things aren't working
#4 Preserve unstructured playtime
#5 Limit screen time
"All these things are learned
skills...it really is a consistent, focus effort over time to give
them the time and space to do these types of creative things."
Although the Whipples sometimes feel like "salmon swimming upstream" in their parenting, they are sticking to their unique, camp-grown parenting style!