Write Better Letters, From the Experts, part II

more-expert-advice-letters-to-campContinuing yesterday’s post (with advice from camps and camping organizations) , following is additional expert letter-writing and summer camp advice from parenting experts as well as a variety of parenting websites.

We’ve included a lot of different opinions – and is always the case with parenting, some advice will conflict – but that’s OK.  Pick and choose the advice that works for you.  Either way, you’ll come away with a variety of great perspectives on camp letter-writing.

Advice from the Experts

  • Chris Thurber, The Summer Camp Handbook and www.campspirit.com — Dr. Thurber says, “A good letter from home is newsy, upbeat, and encouraging. Your goal is to say a cheerful hello and give a positive report about what’s been going on. You want to instill confidence and support your child’s growing independence. Avoid mentioning sad things that your child can’t do anything about.” Read more on the Camp Wayne (Virginia) website.
  • Michael Thompson PhD, author of Homesick and Happy — Dr. Thompson offers tips that will help you make sense of homesickness on the PBS website.

Advice from Parenting Blogs & Websites

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