9 Helpful Things We Can Learn About Our Sons

Camp Kupugani is our overnight summer camp in Northwest Illinois in the Midwest about two hours away from both Chicago and Madison. We offer a 2-week boys only session and a 2 week blended (intentionally coed) session where we focus on the way boys can become their best selves. A recent article from Deep Roots at Home has some good tips on what we can learn about our sons.  Bullets below, with the full article here.

  • Ours sons’ brains work differently.
    • Boys learn with movement
    • Give brain breaks
    • Boys tend to think more sequentially
  • They need to move.
    • Boys use movement to keep themselves alert
      • Leg bouncing
      • Fidgeting
      • Tapping a pencil
    • Go for a walk as you talk with your son
  • Our sons need us to believe in them.
    • Boys need reminders that they can do it
    • Use positive words toward your son and his accomplishments
  • Boys have different nutritional needs.
    • Diet affects more than just body weight
  • They benefit from mentors.
    • Boys learn from their parents and positive role models
    • Having an external source who backs up the parents can be so helpful
  • Our sons will talk if we know how to listen.
    • Start the conversation when doing something else
    • Put the idea of feelings in practical terms
  • They want us to connect with them.
    • The relationship between parent and son is paramount
    • Spend time doing things he likes
    • Ask questions about interests
  • They need us to respect them.
    • Boys like men desire respect
    • Competitive spirit allows them to grow
  • Our sons learn best from natural consequences.
    • Boys connect consequences that are most directly related to the situation
    • A scrape or broken bone will heal

Article Source: https://deeprootsathome.com/

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Lisa G.

Everyone…was just so, so personable, kind, and the kind of person I want
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Kenya P.

I have never come in contact with such a wonderful group of people at a camp before. Everyone did an outstanding job, the camp was so organized, it was unbelievable.

Joe M.

She absolutely loves the camp, the staff, and all the friends she makes there. I consider Kupugani to be a big influence in helping her grow and expand her mind each summer.

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