Michael Thompson, PhD, draws upon his experiences as a father, school psychologist, and years of camping to write about something that everyone experiences at some point in their lives: homesickness.
In Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow, Thompson helps parents and camp professionals see the value in helping individuals not only survive this common ailment, but to actually thrive from it. In short, to see homesickness in the bigger picture.
However, don’t let the title fool you—this book is about way more than homesickness. Rather Thompson carefully lays out the benefits of the camp experience for both campers and the parents that remain behind at home.
Look for it at your favorite book shop.