This is the second part of preparation tips for parents sending their kids to an overnight camp. For more info, see Expert Advice on Preparation for an Overnight Camp – Part 1
As a part of preparations for an overnight camp, the crucial importance of discussing how to cope with homesickness with your child needs to be especially highlighted. A great addition to this topic – “No pick up deal” section – is explained during 5:00 – 6:03min part of this video. There are high chances that promises like “I’ll pick you up if you will feel homesick” makes homesickness even stronger. Talking with absolute confidence in your child’s ability to spend a couple of weeks away from home – as well as openly discussing that a little homesickness is a natural aspect of an overnight camp – will normalize the feeling of anxiety and reassure your kid.