For the 1st time, they are leaving. You are feeling a range of emotions from Pride to emptiness, joy to sadness and maybe a terrible sense of fear.
Maybe you had a feeling of emptiness and abandonment, surplus to requirement?
This feeling of loss when a child leaves home is perfectly normal.
Many mothers and sometimes fathers have a sense of loss and grieving when their child or children leave home for the first time. Quite often, this results in depression or commonly known as empty nest syndrome and a visit to the G.Ps office where you may be offered counselling or maybe medication.
Well! Mum, you bought this tiny, helpless baby into the world. You provided food, shelter and emotional well-being and stability.
You watched as they took their first steps, cut that first tooth and kept a lock of hair from their first haircut.
Who cradled them and washed down their scrapes when they stumbled and fell?
You taught them the alphabet and how to read, and count along with the colours of the rainbow.
You have changed their nappies, washed their clothes, and been around their whole lives, and who knows your child better than you?
“Well, now they have left to begin a new adventure. Oh no! who is going to look after them? Who will do the washing and cook their favourite food, after all? No one knows your son or daughter as well as you do. Not even themselves. After all, we often tell “em. ” Iwhat’swhat’s best for you”.”Well, now they have left to begin a new adventure. Oh no! who is going to look after them? Who will do the washing and cook their favourite food, after all? No one knows your son or daughter as well as you do. Not even themselves. After all, we often tell them. ” I know what’s best for you”.
As human beings, we have basic needs.
So as a parent, it makes sense you’reou’re time and focus for 18 years or more has been on that baby that you have so tenderly loved and cared for in so many ways.
It is natural to have an overwhelming fear. As your emotions and thoughts start to race away, you begin to make up all sorts of stories of how they will not be able to cope without you.
But come on. Do you remember when you left home? How did your mother react?
You got there, though, Right? You grew up and managed to have your own family quite successfully. Now it is their turn to have the opportunity to get it wrong and learn new lessons on their way and on their road.
We all know that you will still still be there to wipe their grazes, wash, and dry the tears when asked. Mothers of University Students
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