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Sleep-Away Camp Separations

by on Jun.05, 2011, under Attachment, Parenting, Separation, Transitions

   Way back in February you sent in the deposit. Sleep-away camp, here we come!  It was going to be fantastic—swimming in the lake, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, pillow fights in the cabin.  Just weeks before opening day, your son’s excitement fills the air. I get... Read more...

Is It Time For Sleep-Away Camp?

by on Feb.22, 2011, under Parenting, Separation

On a cold,  February day it’s hard to believe that it's time to start thinking about summer programs.  It’s also the time when I receive a barrage of questions about sleep away camp. Most commonly, what is the right age for a child to go to sleep-away... Read more...

Life is Full of Separations

by on Jul.11, 2010, under Attachment, Parenting, Separation

The emails were all the same:  “I just can’t stop crying…my daughter hasn’t even been gone for 24 hours, and I miss her already.” wrote the mother whose ten year old was off to sleep away camp for the first time.  “The house is so quiet. At... Read more...
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Attachment, Regardless of Age

by on Sep.08, 2009, under Attachment, Separation

I don't know a person in the world whose breath was not taken away by the story of Jaycee Dugard's homecoming. Isn't it every parent's worst nightmare that her child will be stolen from her, never to be seen, hugged, kissed again? It' would be like someone... Read more...
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