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

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,...

Why Experiential Learning is Best for Kids

Want your kids to truly master a subject? Then put them in situations where they can experience - rather than merely be taught -...

Study Shows Genetics Don't Doom Kids to Obesity

A new study shows that kids with so-called fat genes need not suffer that fate so long as they adopt a variety of lifestyle...

Get Your Kids Into Music With Chrome Music Lab

My husband and I both played instruments growing up, so we sort of assumed that musical ability and interest was deeply embedded in our...

Helping Kids Understand and Overcome Loneliness

Rare is the parent who isn't at least a little nervous about their kids fitting in. We worry about them feeling isolated, disconnected, lonely....

New Developments on Kids and Concussions

Research into the effects of concussions on children's brains is urging longer waiting periods for healing, while also allowing kids to return to normal...