Can My Child Handle Sleep Away Camp?

Parents wonder if preteens will experience separation anxiety at sleep away camp. Learn how to tell if yours is ready, and then ease the transition.

Is your adopted child ready for sleep away camp?
For many tweens, sleep away camp is an exciting adventure. Spending a few weeks away from home can give a child more confidence and reinforce his feelings of love and connection toward his parents. Camp is often the first time that many tweens leave their families for weeks on end, so its normal for some kids to feel homesick, at least initially. But parents sometimes worry that his going away will trigger feelings of loss and separation in their child. ...

Parents wonder if preteens will experience separation anxiety at sleep away camp. Learn how to tell if yours is ready, and then ease the transition.

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