Ready for camp at 14?
Q. This is my son’s first year to go to camp. Even though he’s 14, I’m worried he’ll be homesick. Advice?
A. As a parent, you instinctively want to protect your son or daughter and make sure he or she is safe and well. However, once you have researched and chosen the summer camp for him or her, remember to have faith in the camp staff to supervise your child. More importantly, have faith in your child’s ability to adapt and cope. You can expect to feel some degree of separation anxiety. Even if there are other siblings in the house, it is perfectly natural to miss your son or daughter. It may hurt a little, but learning to let your child go is actually a good thing for both of you.
Jay Perez | Assistant Admissions Director www.mma-tx.org