Putting Josh to work this week. Hauling boxes for Ricks Picks. Love it!
GreatMy friend’s child does not like overnight camp. He is just 10. He wants to come home. Since he is an only child and the couple are in early 50’s, they think it is important for him to be there.I say bring him home. Why let the kid suffer? There are so many other things he could do with the summer and be happy.
I sort of feel that at 10, particularly if it is the first time, that youshould make the kid finish the summer out. Quitting is not good. This wasJosh’s 3rd camp, 5 summer and he is 13 going on 18. It wasn’t being homesick, it was the camp, the activities, the kids, etc. Two years ago, hewent to another camp which he didn’t love. I made him stick it out for thetime he signed up for, and he did. This time around, I told him, if hehated it, I’d let him come home. Camp is over in this house but hedefinitely finished many summers.
That is what my friends want to do. As I related in a previous post my parents made me stay the whole summer between 4th and 5th grade and I hated it so. I got nothing out of the experience except to swear off camp for the rest of my childhood and teenage years.
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