Sending Your Kid To Summer Camp Is A Great Way To Let Go

This world is changing so fast that it’s tough to know what you and your kids need to have a good relationship, and also allow them the space the need to grow as individuals. We can’t keep our eyes on them all of the time and regardless of whether or not we’ve grown eyes in the back of our heads, sometimes they’re beyond the horizon of our sight. Those are the times when we worry about them, but that’s all part of letting go and letting them make their own decisions, they’re going to need to learn someday. Part of being a good parent is letting them go and in the process, letting them make bad decisions and hurt themselves. Then, after that happens then you’ve got to either impose consequences upon them yourself, or you have to let whatever authority or establishment they perpetrated these crimes against lay down the hammer to a certain degree.

In a land where everyone seems to have money and a legal system where money and social status buys friends, this is a situation where your child can learn one thing or another. If you’ve got money and you bail them out, then they’re going to learn that consequences aren’t real for the privileged. Whether you have money or not however, if you hold your hands up in the air and tell your kid that your hands are tied, then let them suffer whatever consequences are handed down, they may learn that rules do apply to them and when and if they break them, they’ll be subject to punishment. These things happen, all of our kids are good kids, they can just do stupid things sometimes and when they do, then we need to know about it so we can handle them accordingly. Letting go is all part of that process and sometimes, you’ve got to tighten the leash a bit when they get themselves into trouble. This might be a good time to send them off to summer camp, because if they’re going to make their own decisions and they think they’re grownups, it might be time to throw them to the wolves for the summer to see how grownup they actually are.

I’m not sure if your kid is prone to getting homesick, but if that’s the case then maybe an overnight camp isn’t the best idea for them. Or, maybe you do want to punish them, but in the best way possible by surrounding them by nature for a couple of weeks with a bunch of other kids. They’ll most likely have a great time, and also come back with a greater appreciation for you as a parent from being away from you for so long, and paying for them to have such a great experience.

Summer camps for teens are an awesome way to let them go, and get them out of their comfort zone so they question themselves and who they are to an extent, but under the watchful eyes of camp counselors. The counselors at most of these camps know a lot about kids and different approaches that can be taken in order to get the best out of them, but it’s more about the interaction that they have with the other kids than anything.

The more they’re able to learn how to express themselves and communicate effectively with other people their own age, the better they’ll be able to do that in other social settings when they come home and the less likely they’ll be to misbehave. Sometimes when faced with a tough choice, they go along with the pack because they can’t confidently articulate their feelings and thoughts regarding a matter. Increasing the amount of experiences that they have with as many kids as possible, can increase their ability to pick up on strengths that other kids have that they don’t.

Who knows, maybe they’ll meet a kid that they look up to who happens to have a great vocabulary and is able to express themselves verbally in a way that your kid wants to emulate. That would be a good thing right? Well, that’s just an example but all kinds of awesome things are possible at overnight summer camps, they’re great for a lot of different reasons and have enough supervision that your kid will be cared for, but they’ll also have the freedom they need to find out the things that they need to know about themselves and each other. Well, no matter what you’re going through with your kid, it may be time to let go in the form of sending them to summer camp.

Summer Camp Is A Great Way To Expose Your Child To The Social Elements

This life is all about overcoming fears, and for those where it isn’t, they’ll probably live and die in the towns they grew up in and never really take any chances in their boring, mundane lives. Learning how to try is also learning how to fail, because failure is inevitable when you’re open to the idea of learning how to do new things. None of us can be a complete natural at everything that we do, so we have to learn through dealing with the uncertainty that comes along with the unknown, as we discover what we’re capable of in the process of finding ourselves. This process begins early in life, when we learn how to crawl, then begin to take our first steps in the process of learning how to walk. It’s all part of the literal and figurative progression that we’re all familiar with to a certain degree.

And as a parent, you’re in the process of learning how to overcome your fears of parenting after you’ve already overcome so many others in preparation for this and other challenging responsibilities in your life. We can instill some of our insecurities into our kids if we live and act vicariously through them, so it’s important that we deal with our own serious issues first before we even have kids. But, some unexpected things happen in our lives and sometimes one of those unexpected things that happens is a kid. Then we’ve got to learn how to adapt to the sudden and changing circumstances from then on out. The same kind of adjustments need to be made in the process of a child learning how to adapt to their environment in a summer camp scenario.

You should know more about your child than anyone, and throwing them head-first into a day or summer camp may or may not be the best idea. Some kids are very sensitive to the idea of being away from their parents and small, progressive steps need to be taken to get them to the point where they could do something like that. You probably already know after leaving them with a baby sitter at least a few times or sending them off to a slumber party one evening if they happen to be especially sensitive to being away from you for any given amount of time. Even getting them involved with sports or an after school science or learning activity of some kind, depending on their interests, could be the opportunity that they and you need to learn about their potential propensity for feeling uncomfortable in unfamiliar territory.

Well, learning how to parent properly is a process like a kid growing up and learning who they are through interactions with their peers is a process as well. Sending them to an overnight camp might not be the best idea in the world based on their experiences, or lack of experience with being away from home for extended amounts of time. It could be a much better idea to get them involved with a day camp nearby instead, so they don’t have to feel like they’re located on a remote island in the middle of the ocean somewhere for a week or more.

There are all kinds of options available to allow them to begin to get their feet wet until they’re ready to start swimming in the deep end. The kid pool or the shallow end is where you and them may feel the most comfortable until when and if they’re ready to venture out into the deeper, more uncertain waters, and it’s up to you and them to decide when they’re ready. Just like them learning how to crawl before walking; you don’t want to put the horse in front of the buggy and try to get them to stand tall on their own two feet until they’ve gotten familiar with the ground they’ll be walking on. They grow intimately familiar with that ground by crawling around on it and when they begin to walk, they’re familiar with the surface that they stumble upon and fall down onto in the process of learning.

Some parents take the, throw-them-to-the-wolves or trial-by-fire kind of approach when introducing their kids to things. Sometimes it works just fine but other times, it’s the worst approach that they could take and could be potentially traumatic. You don’t want to contribute to or be the source of any fear that your child may feel in their lives, but like a lot of things, a delicate and caring approach is probably preferable, for you and your child.