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Parents struggle with kids leaving for camp

July 9, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CDT
Eve Pidgeon hugs her daughter Zoe in Grosse Pointe Park, Mich., on July 1, 2008. Pidgeon said it was difficult for her when she let Zoe go to summer camp last year. These days, camp leaders and family counselors say it's an increasingly common dynamic. It used to be the homesick kid begging to come home from camp. While that still happens, they've noticed that it's often parents who have more trouble letting go.

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