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Cracking Children's SECRET Code
Christopher Thurber, Ph.D., a board certified clinical psychologist, explains that what children say isn't always what they really mean.
"I don't want to play. I hate kickball." — Sophia, age five
"Ben doesn't like me. He's always mad at me." — Betrand, age nine
"This place stinks. All the activities are stupid." — Asa, age twelve
If you're like most camp staff, you bristle when you hear children say these sorts of things. Read the full article.