Apr 2, 2015 9:31:18 GMT -5
Post by ACADEMY FACULTY [INACTIVE] on Apr 2, 2015 9:31:18 GMT -5
SUMMER CAMP-COPING WITH SEPARATION ANXIETY WHILE YOUR CHILD IS AT CAMP
By: Elaine Shay | 13/04/2009 | Art & Entertainment
During breaks, it is common for children and teenagers
around the world to attend a summer camp to enrich their experience and knowledge in various fields. Depending on your child’s preference, he/she could choose from various activities to join.
There are camps which are required as part of the school curriculum. Examples of these are academic camps focusing on advanced or remedial Mathematics lessons or computer and technology camps.
There are also camps which focus on music, teaching children to play various instruments and techniques in singing. Furthermore, to develop one’s personality, there are dance and acting camps that your kid
On the other hand, if your child is more inclined to sports, there are also lots of camps offering this summer program on different kinds of sports. Also, some camps teach children basic and advance martial arts.
Finally, there are special interest camps which basically are for children who would like to enjoy their school break and meet other kids. There are adventure camps wherein coordinators prepare for fun playful activities that the kids could enjoy.
A summer camp could be a day camp wherein the child could go home after a spending a day of activities. Alternatively, there are lots of camps which require the kids to go overnight or stay for days away from home. Parents are not allowed to go with the children because this is the time to train them to be independent. However, parents could bring their children to the meeting place before departure and they could also fetch them upon arrival.
In situations such as these, parents sometimes feel separation anxiety from their children, especially in the case when it is the first time that they would experience this. Because parents are very much used to their children being at home during the breaks and on school days, they tend to become lonely as they don’t have their children to have fun with. However, parents must learn how to cope with their separation from the children as they should let their kids have some fun in summer camp.
Here, we will enumerate for you the things that you could do to combat the separation anxiety that you feel while your child is in summer camp. Take a look and learn the ways you could do to pass time.
- Enroll in a special interest class. While your kid is away learning something new during the break, you too could see this as an opportunity to also address your personal interests. You could try enrolling in cooking classes or yoga courses. Whatever your preference might be, there is an available adult summer class for you.
- Go out with your other half. Who says only kids could have fun? While they are away, you could plan on an intimate beach trip or a short getaway for two. Alternatively, if your spouse is not available, you could always ask your friends to go with you.
- Learn a hobby. You could learn how to do cross-stitching, baking, photography, or other things that interests you. This is the perfect time because your children won’t be around in a few days so nobody could disturb you.
- Read on your piles of books and finish watching your tons of DVDs . Nothing beats days of lazily doing nothing in the house and just being a couch potato. It would feel like you are back to being a teenager again because there are no kids to tend to.
- Pamper yourself for a day in the spa and a stroll in the mall to shop. Surely, you won’t really be depressed if you experience the things you love, right?