Health Tip: Preparing Your Child for Camp

Work on social skills

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(HealthDay News) -- Preparing your child for the start of camp can help ease the transition and make your child feel more secure.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these ideas:

  • Work with your child on how to play nicely with other kids, concentrating on avoiding fighting and crying.
  • Practice sitting quietly and listening attentively.
  • Teach your child to use the toilet independently.
  • Practice using buttons and zippers.
  • Teach your child your address, phone number and repeating his or her full name.

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