uh-PARENT-ly Ep. 7 | Teaching autonomy through sleep-away camp: why separation is good for kids and parents

Anne Johnsos and Tracy Heuvelman Weiner, hosts of WGN Radio's latest podcast on parenting.

More than 14 million Americans attend camp each year. That’s a lot of canoeing, archery and “bug juice.” It’s also a major hurdle for moms and dads who tend to “helicopter.”

Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D., is a consultant, author, and psychologist specializing in children and families. His book, Homesick and Happy: How Time Away From Parents Can Help a Child Grow, focuses on the benefits of sleep-away camp. He joins uh-PARENT-ly hosts Tracy Heuvelman Weiner and Anne Johnsos with tips for letting go.

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