Family Matters

The heart of Dr. Thurber's passion as a professional educator is the family system. His books, videos, and articles embrace a diverse and fulsome notion of family, in an attempt to find humor, ease pain, and improve lives.

We have our work families, our play families, our school families, our camp families, and--of course--our biological families. You'll find something for everyone on this page.

On the Today Show, discussing homesickness prevention.

On Martha Stewart, discussing packing and camp prep.

Admissions

This category offers a range of sessions focused on vision and motivation.

Camp Prep

This category offers a range of sessions focused on positive youth development.

Mental Health & Behavior

This category offers a range of sessions focused on nurturing youth to become their best selves. 

Homesickness

This category offers a range of sessions focused on tapping into human potential to move organizations forward. 

Behavior

This category offers a range of sessions focused on respecting healthy boundaries with youth, both online and in-person. 

Time Management

This category offers a range of sessions focused on respecting healthy boundaries with youth, both online and in-person.

“Chris Thurber delivers practical wisdom about the struggles that girls and boys encounter as they learn and grow in schools and camps. Our faculty appreciated hearing from someone who knows first-hand what it’s like to be in the classroom and who brings the insight of a highly trained psychologist to teaching and learning. Chris’s wonderfully precise vocabulary, humor and casual manner earned him a lot of big fans at Avenues!”

Ty Tingley Co-Founder, Avenues, The World School

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