Doug

Founder & Editor

Doug Rekenthaler Jr. is the founder and CEO of Kidzu. In addition to a long history as a journalist, technology consultant to nonprofits, and marketer, Doug spent years coaching multiple sports and learning just how important kids' clubs are to youth development.

Latest Articles

June Ranks #1 for Kids' Drowning Deaths

With the summer swimming months upon us, it's important to remember that accidental drowning remains the top killer of kids younger than...

No, Your Kid Is Not Getting an Athletic Scholarship

Another study/survey, another demonstration of just how out of touch great gobs of parents are when it comes to their child's chances...

Why Processed Foods Make Your Child (and You) Fat

Your child is heavier than he should be and you suspect part of it has to do with the many processed foods...

Time to Junk the Modern Playground

Would you let your child disappear into a playground consisting of junk - tools, boards, bricks, barrels, tubs, etc.? Let her start and tend...

Why Mother Nature is the Therapy Your Child Most Needs

At a time when millions of kids are prescribed mind-interrupting pharmaceuticals, over-scheduled with activities, and bubble-wrapped to protect them from life's hard edges, it...

Summer Camp's Digital Cleanse

The nation's summer camps, which not so long ago primarily served as a fun-filled vacation for kids, have today taken on a far more...

Why Middle School PE Sucks and How to Fix It

In case you missed it, The Atlantic recently ran a piece on that unique form of middle school torture better known as PE (or...

What's Wrong with Youth Soccer?

It's no secret that youth sports has been struggling with declining rates of participation along with growing rates of abandonment by those who do...

Google A.I. Engineer/Rapper Wants Kids To Know It's Cool To Be A Genius

Senior software Artificial Intelligence engineer at Google and rapper Brandon Tory wants kids to know it's okay to be a genius. We love this interview...

Helicopter Parents: Bad for Kids' Health

Anxious, obese, depressed, incapable, narcissistic, fragile. Just some of the terms being used to describe many of today's young people. Concerned by such reports,...