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    Summer Camp Essentials: Top 10 Items to Pack
    Most overnight summer camps provide the basics for your child, but it's smart to pack these essentials just in case. Plus, by purchasing the items yourself, you can be assured of their quality. Check out our list of important camp items that are ...
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    Debunking Myths About Summer Camp
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    Dealing with Homesickness
    Dealing with Homesickness(The following excerpt is taken from How to Say It to Your Kids, by Dr. Paul Coleman.) Tommy placed his backpack on the floor of his cousin's bedroom, the place that he'd call home for the next two weeks. "It looks as if...
    Paul Coleman, Psy.D.
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    Questions for Evaluating a Summer Camp
    Questions for Evaluating a Summer Camp Once you've narrowed down your list of possibilities, the real detective work begins. Don't make your decision solely on a glossy brochure, a slick video, or a bubbly camp representative. Check it out for y...
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    Finding a Summer Camp
    Finding a Summer Camp What Are My Choices? Tales from the Safety Zone A 1998 survey by the American Camping Association found that 55 percent of campers are girls. It also found that campers are getting younger. Three fourths of camp directors r...
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    Summer Camp Concerns
    Read about other's concerns about overnight summer camps and how safe they are. ...
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    Preparing for Summer Camp
    Summer Camp Essentials: Top 10 Items to Pack
    Most overnight summer camps provide the basics for your child, but it's smart to pack these essentials just in case. Plus, by purchasing the items yourself, you can be assured of their quality. Check out our list of important camp items that are ...
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    AAP Says Interactive Screen Time Can Be Healthy
    When it comes to screen time and kids, it isn't all bad news. The American Academy of Pediatrics offers guidelines on how to make screen time healthy and educational.
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    Childsick Parents
    Childsick ParentsThe Quiet-House Blues You've packed your children off to camp for a couple of weeks, maybe the entire summer. Now you can enjoy a lifestyle that doesn't revolve solely around your kids. No more carpooling. No fighting commuter tr...
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    Homesickness
    Dealing with Homesickness
    Dealing with Homesickness(The following excerpt is taken from How to Say It to Your Kids, by Dr. Paul Coleman.) Tommy placed his backpack on the floor of his cousin's bedroom, the place that he'd call home for the next two weeks. "It looks as if...
    Paul Coleman, Psy.D.
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    Choosing a Camp
    Academic Summer Camp
    Local colleges and universities often offer summer camp sessions that focus partly on academics. Educational summer activities can give kids a head start for the next school year. ...
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    Quick Cures for Homesick Kids
    Quick Cures for Homesick KidsBeing away at camp isn't the only time that children can get homesick. Overnight visits to relatives and friends can also be a challenge, especially for young children. Here are some tips to help your children handle ...
    Dr. Susan Linn
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    Summer Camp Fears
    A parent wonders whether she should encourage her reluctant son to go to overnight summer camp. ...
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    Homesick Campers
    Homesick CampersShould they start packing? When should homesick children leave residential summer camp and return home? This decision is usually a tough call for parents. Some homesick feelings are common to most campers, even kids who've camped ...
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    Preparing for Summer Camp
    Sexual Misconduct at Camp
    A parent wonders whether to send her child to a summer camp that had "one bad apple." ...
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    Overnight Camp
    Questions for Evaluating a Summer Camp
    Questions for Evaluating a Summer Camp Once you've narrowed down your list of possibilities, the real detective work begins. Don't make your decision solely on a glossy brochure, a slick video, or a bubbly camp representative. Check it out for y...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

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    Homesickness
    Quick Cures for Homesick Kids
    Quick Cures for Homesick KidsBeing away at camp isn't the only time that children can get homesick. Overnight visits to relatives and friends can also be a challenge, especially for young children. Here are some tips to help your children handle ...
    Dr. Susan Linn