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For many families, summer is a time to relax, have fun, and just be together. However, for a growing number of families, it is also a time to say goodbye to the kids. As many children have free time in the summer, the family may choose for them to go do a variety of things.
Some children will go to a day camp in the summer. This is generally not as difficult for the child or the parents to handle as other summer fun options. Since the child comes home in the evening, for many it feels no different than going to school (though it is a lot more fun!).
Other times, a child will go to a camp where they do not come home in the evenings. These summer camps can be more difficult for the child and the parents. If it is the first time that your child is going away to camp, you may find yourself becoming stressed or anxious. Remember that this is a milestone in your child’s life.
If you have family that lives in a different part of the country, or even the world, than you, you may find yourself choosing to send your child to spend some time with them in the summer. This is a great way for a child to get to know their family, and even learn about different cultures.
When your child goes away for part of the summer, keep in mind that this is a huge milestone for them, and for you. The experiences that they will have far out way the anxiety that you may feel.