Managing your emotions as your child leaves the nest
During this weekend and over the next few weekends to come huge changes are happening (or are about to) in many families across the country. Many parents are preparing for their child to leave home to begin university. Dr Robin Haight writes about how to manage your emotions through this huge transition period. She provides some wonderful tips on how to cope during this time and how to develop and grow your relationship with your child as they leave home. She admits that on the night before taking her son to his new college she felt a huge loss as she realised that she didn’t want their family life together in the same house to be over. However she points out that “as parents we must either adapt to their growth or risk stunting the relationship with them.”
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