Empty Nest Issues

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Empty Nest Issues

Postby APorter910 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:33 am

When you have children, it's often hard to think about them leaving home. But, it's inevitable that the day will come when your little babies will fly the nest. When your children leave home, you're going to be feeling a lot of mixed emotions.. fear, loneliness, excitements and a whole host of other emotions. If you still feel down after they have left, then you could be suffering from empty nest syndrome. Here are some steps you can follow to make everything feel a little bit less difficult and stressful.

Prepare:

It's important to prepare yourself for this day, mentally and physically. Think about things that you have always wanted to do. Maybe you have wanted to go on a cruise? Maybe you want to take up painting lessons. Be sure to fill your time with things you enjoy. As well as preparing yourself for the change, preparing your child could also keep your mind at ease. For example, if they are going off to university, make sure that they are prepared on how to cook for themselves, do their laundry and so on. This will stop you from worriyng too much once they have gone.

Keep in touch:

It's important to keep regular contact with your child, just because they are no longer at home, it doesn't mean that they aren't a phone call away! This will also really help them to settle in to their new home.

Accept support:

If you can't help but feel down about them leaving, then it's a good idea to accept support from those around you. You could either seek professional help from a psychiatrist, or confide in a close friend or family member. In times like these it's important to take the support from your partners, family members and close friends as it can really help you out.

Keep your mind elsewhere:

I've been in contact with the Fostering Manchester organisation and one of the best ways to fill your empty nest.. is with children. Not only will you be helping your self, but you will more importantly be helping the child as well.
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