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HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -
Child Psychologists said putting kids in summer camp is the best way for them to develop independent and social skills, and it also helps parents to learn how to cope without their child while they're gone.
Choice One Counseling Services counselor Vonda Morrissette, has been working with children for more than ten years. She said sending a child away is good for them and the parent.
"[It teaches them] how to be independent, make decisions for themselves, without having to get mom and dad do everything for them," she said
Morrissette said a trip away from home is especially great for shy kids.
"If you have a child that has a mild behavior problem or maybe a little shy, at camp, they're forced to come out of their shell. Often, peers will say come, come on, you can do this and so you find that shy child, now getting more active," said Morrissette.
She also added that parents should pick up a hobby of their own, like redecorating their child's room. This way, they can stay busy and show their loved one they missed them at the same time. Morrissette also said to be prepared that things may change when your child returns home.
"When the child comes back, they're gonna be a little different and you want to be able to accept this new different person that's a little bit more independent, and maybe more talkative and more social and they're gonna want to come home and find that you're ok too."