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Is this what camp is all about?

Does anyone have trouble with their teen after coming home from a church camp (or any camp) being so grouchy,quiet, then snotty? All in their own world like you don't matter anymore? Is this common? When we ask her about the camp she just grunts an answer and won't communicate much just that it was fun. Should we just let her be?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:29 AM on Jul. 13, 2013 in Teens (13-17)

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  • Very common, just let her be....

    Answer by older at 8:42 AM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • how old is she? how long was camp?
    maybe there was some drama she doesn't want to talk about?

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:42 AM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • I always wanted to know what my children were thinking, so I would not just "let it be." But you have to figure out a way to let your child know that you are interested without being pushy. Ours would eventually tell us what was the problem, but we had to wait until they were ready to talk.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:51 AM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • She is 14 almost 15 The camp was for 5 days.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:57 AM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • Ya, I agree I don't want to push, but I want to be there...

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:58 AM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • No, my kids are extremely talkative and excited when they come home from camp. I would keep trying to find out what happened.

    Answer by missanc at 11:03 AM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • I hated coming home from camp.
    I went from moderate supervision, a large group of friends and constant activities to strict supervision, limited access to socialization and minimal activities.

    Kind of like how you are bummed after returning from vacation...a week or so of "whoo hoo"! and BAM- drudgery.

    Answer by feralxat at 11:18 AM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • ^^^What feral said. She got a small taste of freedom & now she's back to reality & reality bites! :p Give her a day or so to adjust & then try again if she's not out of her mood.

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 12:50 PM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • yes, thanks good ideas

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:02 PM on Jul. 13, 2013

  • Usually my son is very excited and talk up a storm after coming back from a camping, trip, I don't know your child, but my question to you is this, has she ever been away from home? maybe spend time with relatives, isit the first time she has displayed behavior like this after spending time away from home? if the answer is yes, then I would seriously want to know what happened at camp.

    Answer by jessegirl64 at 9:20 PM on Jul. 13, 2013

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