Sleepaway Camp: A Remedy for Overparenting?

June 6, 2013

Rachel Pomerance of US News & World Report interviewed Dr. Thompson for a piece titled Sleepaway Camp: A Remedy for Overparenting?

An excerpt:

“What was the sweetest moment of your childhood?” is a question psychologist Michael Thompson regularly asks adults. Eighty percent of the time, he says, they’ll recall a memory in which their parents weren’t present. Why? Because the thrill of that moment often was steeped in the exhilaration of independence, says Thompson, author of “Homesick and Happy: How Time Away from Parents Can Help a Child Grow” and a psychologist at an all-boys school near Boston.

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