When a child is anxious about … going to a new camp

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Why do kids get anxious about change, such as a change to a new day camp or sleep away camp? Well, for the same reason that many of us adults would get anxious about any kind of major change in our lives. Think – new job, new business, new neighborhood, new home, new significant relationship, etc.

For children, going to camp is a major event in their lives. Going to a new camp? All the more so.

What can we do to mitigate the anxiety? We can write a social story that prepares the child for what’s coming.

Tip: I like to include similarities and differences between the old and the new. This way, the child might feel comfortable sooner because of the similarities.

One of my amazing moms wrote a social story for her daughter who is switching camps. She generously offered to share the book with others who might benefit from it.

Do you want a free digital copy of the book? Click here for a copy.

*Details were changed to protect the child’s privacy.

Not sure how to implement these strategies?

Watch these trainings!

How To Teach Social Skills

How To Write Social Stories

How To Write Social Behavior Mini Books

Have a peaceful week!


Dr. Devora

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