Gordon Josey, owner/director of Breezemont Day Camp in Armonk, NY, was asked to share parenting advice to guide us through the holidays. He focused on the social and emotional side of things and advised parents to make sure their kids “focus on togetherness and gratitude in addition to the material things”. After all, “like camp, the success of the holidays are the social interactions more than the material gifts- kindness, listening, understanding, and acceptance will make for a wonderful holiday for all of us,” said Gordon Josey. This includes taking the time to give to others by donating or volunteering. The all knowing camp director also emphasized the importance of active listening and remaining open to different points of view as we gather with our families throughout this holiday season.
About Alexa Troob
Alexa Troob, a junior at Horace Greeley High School, lives in Chappaqua with her parents, two sisters, and two dogs. Her hobbies include soccer, tennis, running, traveling, painting, and of course, writing. She writes for the Greeley Tribune and now, Inside Press Magazines, in order to pursue her interest in journalism.