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

Coronavirus is Going Easy on Children

There is some good news when it comes to the coronavirus (COVID-19): medical experts report the coronavirus is going easy on children....

How to Ensure Your Kids Survive Your Midlife Crisis

It is one of life's unfortunate ironies that mom and dad often find themselves struggling with their sense of identity (aka the...

Boys and Ballet: Let Them Dance!

Picture boys' athletics and ask yourself, where might the bravest boys be found? The football field? The basketball court? The ice hockey...

Helicopter Dads Are Burning Out Their Kids

Unless you've been living in a cave or unable to hear because of the rotors roaring over your head you likely already...

The Growing Threat of Sextortion

Add sextortion to the list of predatory threats the Internet is delivering to your children's smartphones and computers. And the FBI says...

Good-Looking Kids Do Better in School

As if attractive people don't already enjoy enough advantages in life, here's another: a study by researchers at Barnard College found that...

Screens Really are Changing Kids' Brains

An important new study demonstrates that children who spend a significant amount of time staring at digital screens suffer from changes in...

Too Much Structure Makes Jack a Poor Strategist

We've touched on this topic before but a new study confirms what we've already come to understand about child development: over-scheduled kids...

Why Podcasts are Good for Kids

Want to get your kids fired up about subjects that matter? Have a child who is a bit too introverted or shy...

Kids are Quitting Sports Even Earlier

Not so long ago, there was growing alarm that a majority of kids were quitting sports by the age of 13. In...