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HOW PARENTS CAN DEAL WITH YOUNG CHILDREN'S SEPARATION ANXIETY: ADVICE FROM CAMP DIRECTORS IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CT

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by Julie Revelant

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When it comes to raising your kids, you want the best advice out there, which is why we turned to the experts.

Will this summer be your little one's first camp experience? His first time away from home and his family? Prepare for separation anxiety at camp by reading the advice we've compiled from some of Fairfield County's experienced camp and summer program directors.

 

"How should parents deal with young children's separation anxiety?"

 

"We deal with nervousness right away by playing games that seem silly but are actually fun, and concentration games to try to get the focus off the kids right away. Kids come in wondering who they will fit in with and it's important to get them all working together right away."

-Patrick McCullough, Director, Filmmakers Ink, CT, NY, MA

 

"Parents are welcome to spend a bit of time with their child after sign-in and for our youngest campers this is encouraged. Parents could also bring something from home, or even a personal item of their own to give the child for the day. It's like carrying a little piece of the person they miss with them."

-Mary Faulkner, Summer Camp Director, Unquowa School, Fairfield

 

 

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