Preparing for summer camp

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Will your child be heading off to summer camp this year? Experts say you should prepare your child and yourself for the adventure. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Josh Klapow says there are 3 things that you can do to help your child be ready for a sleep away camp.

First, give them some practice. Anything you can do to have your child spend anywhere from 2 to 4 nights at a friend’s or grandparents house is extremely important. They will get home sick so prepare them. Let them know that they’ll have good days and bad days and that it’s normal to miss being home.

Finally let your child know that their camp counselors are not just there to help them have a good time, but are there for when they are feeling bad

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