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Homesick and Happy How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow

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ISBN-10: 0345524926

ISBN-13: 9780345524928

Edition: 2012

Authors: Michael Thompson

List price: $23.00
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An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home . . . if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child who walks to school on his own, the thought of sending your “little ones” off to sleep-away camp can be overwhelming—for you and for them. But parents’ first instinct—to shelter their offspring above all else—is actually depriving kids of the major developmental milestones that occur through letting them go—and watching them come back transformed. InHomesick and Happy,renowned child psychologist Michael Thompson, PhD, shares a strong argument for, and a vital guide to, this brief loosening of ties. A…    
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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Introduction: A New York City Boy Goes Back to Camp
Off They Go
A Lost World of Family Time
A Fire in My Stomach
Homesick and Happy
A Little Paradise
OMG, I Love You!
Passages
"I Wish You Luck in Being Yourselves"
The Magic of Camp
"Childsick" and Happy
Acknowledgments
Notes
Bibliography