Do Kids Need Friends?

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Human beings are social beings. We come into the world programmed to respond and relate to others. Early in life children begin to interact with children outside the family - in child care settings, play groups, and preschool programs. The friendships children have with each other are different than those they have with parents and relatives. Starting young and continuing through adulthood, friendships are among the most important activities of life.  Friendships are not just a luxury; they are a necessity for healthy psychological development.

 

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Is your child ready for camp?

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Your child going to summer camp for the first time is a big step in his or her life.   While it is an exciting time, your child going to camp may cause some nervousness for your child.  So how do you know when the right time is to send your child to camp?   Consider the following when figuring out whether your child is ready for camp and how to prepare your child for the experience.  

 

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It's Fun

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Maybe it's the goofy counselors, or just hanging out with friends, but there's something about Blue Dolphin Summer Camp that goes so deep under the skin that kids, and now adults, reminiscence about upon years later. It's hard to describe, but it's good 'ole fashioned fun!