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Planning for Summer Camp Already? You Bet!

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary:Is your little camper really ready for the sleep away experience? And how can you help them prepare to be away from you for the first time?
Air Date: February 13, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Dr. Alison Tothy, MD
Dr Alison S. TothyAlison S. Tothy, M.D. is the Medical Director and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics The University of Chicago Children's Hospital


 




Planning for Summer Camp Already? You Bet!
Attending camp can be an unforgettable experience for young children, and it can have a positive effect on their psychological development, self esteem and independence.

Before choosing a camp, parents should evaluate their child's interests, skills and overall well-being to make sure the child can effectively participate in a particular camp environment.

Parents should also medically and psychologically prepare their child for camp. To help prevent homesickness - a common distress among campers - our tips may be helpful for parents and prospective campers.

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