Inspired by a recent New York Times piece about parents of children who go to sleep-away camp, here are a few tips for those who want to emulate their behavior. Note that all of the incidents described here are mentioned in the Times article.
1. Don’t tell the camp about your child’s medications: Hey! Johnny is going to camp! Let’s see what happens if he doesn’t take his Ritalin all summer! To add to the fun, let’s not tell the counselors, so that when he acts out even stronger than he did before he started taking medication, they’ll have no idea what’s going on!
2. Call constantly: One parent in the Times piece is quoted as saying, “I called the camp at 7 a.m. and Dan [the camp director]