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School-age children, and even teenagers, have a limited range of behaviors available to let the adults in their lives know that something is wrong.  AD/HD, anxiety, depression, and learning difficulties often look the same behaviorally.  A full evaluation identifies the underlying issues causing the distress so that effective interventions can be implemented.

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Aug022011

Lessons from Camp

I am a HUGE proponent of camp.  It provides kids with opportunities to spend hours doing things they love as well as the opportunity to learn how to get along with different kids in different settings.  Here are some things I’ve learned:

  • Camp is an opportunity to succeed, irrespective of academic success.  Some kids struggle throughout the academic year.  Camp is a well needed breather, change of pace, and change of focus.
  • Good camps build self-esteem by providing opportunities to learn new skills.  Self-esteem is not a gift and not the result of praise, but actually is the result of accomplishment – any true accomplishment.  Camp is a great time opportunity to learn new things and enhance skills.
  • Camp builds social skills.  Even if your child attends a ca

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