Empty nester blues? How changing your mindset, could transform you from redundant Supermum into SuperYou!

Over a month has passed since I wrote my last blog about how to cope when your child flies the nest for the first time and as promised, am checking in with you again to ask how you’re getting on. Assuming that your young-adult is getting along just fine without you – have YOU been enjoying your freedom from parental care duties after all these years? Or are you still walking around the house bereft, sitting in your child’s empty room and at a loss as to what to do, now that your primary role in life as a full-time parent has come to its natural conclusion? It seems that those who have been a totally hands-on parent to the…

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How to cope when your child flies the nest for the first time – a mother’s perspective…

When I dropped off my son at university yesterday to start his second year, I did so with a happy heart but at the same time, my heart went out to all you parents who are facing the immense change to your family unit when you wake up this week to the reality that your first-born has finally flown the nest. Now that all the packing and hectic preparations of the past few weeks are over and you’ve finally waved goodbye to your fledgling adult, the first few days and weeks – silent home, no dirty laundry and piles of ironing, no meals to cook, no ferrying around – can leave you feeling somehow purposeless and adrift. I just want…

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