Observations from Summer Camp

From Parenting Pathway Blog
Parenting Pathway Blog

I had the opportunity to attend high school camp this summer. I went with the expectation of late nights, kids who were going to slip off into the woods, some infighting between groups, some hurt feelings, a few bumps, and bruises, and the general camp stuff. I was completely unprepared for the number of kids barely holding on, and in emotional pain. My heart broke as I watched our kids suffer. I came away with a new view into the lives of our teenagers. These kids may clean up well, look completely normal and appear to have “it” together. But inside, in moments of unguarded conversation, they are fragile.

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