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

Gardening Leads Kids to Eat Veggies

Parents who are struggling to get their kids to eat healthier would be well advised to consider working with their kids - or their...

Excessive Screen Time is Ruining Kids' Bodies

Even before the pandemic kids were getting far too much screen time. But with the pandemic forcing most kids into nearly a year of...

Rethinking Extracurriculars in a Post-Pandemic World

Our children are coming of age in a world that will be very different from our own. And while every generation can say this,...

Is Cheer Headed for Happier Times?

Matt Stoller, who is a highly regarded anti-monopolist, believes the U.S. Cheer industry is headed for happier times, thanks to eminent anti-trust litigation against...

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. Of the...

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 midlife crisis)...

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 arena? Bet...

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 know that...

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 the threat...

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 good-looking kids...