What to Do When Your Child Is Homesick

By now, your teen is deep into the throws of college — and hopefully enjoying it. And soon your high school grads will be venturing off to college. But what happens when they aren’t ready to stick it out? It’s a tough decision for parents to make. Do you empathize with her and come to her rescue or do you talk her through it, instilling love and confidence? Illnesses and visits to the camp doctor might be signs of homesickness. More from the AAP here on how to keep your child safe and healthy while away. Listen to tips on keeping camp a positive experience from Dr. Edward Walton, division director of pediatric emergency medicine at Beaumont Hospital.

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