How To Cope When Your Child Leaves Home

Worrying about how you will cope now your child has flown the nest? You’re not alone. With the new university term starting this month, many parents will have said goodbye to their child leaving home for the first time.

It’s natural to feel sadness when your child leaves home – this person has lived with you for 17 years so your house may suddenly feel quiet and empty without them. You might also feel as though you don’t know what to do with yourself now your child is living independently and doesn’t depend on you as much. These feelings are known as ’empty nest syndrome’ and can be especially hard to deal with if it’s your only child or last child to leave home.

Your child leaving home is not only a big life transition for them, but also for you. However, it doesn’t need to be a…

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