Six tips for parents doing it tough since their kid left home

Some people cruise through it, some suffer in silence, some move on quickly, some do not.ย  Your kid leaving home is a very personal journey. I read a first-person story on line recently about a woman grieving for her grown daughter who had moved interstate, and with whom she was super close, particularly after being nursed by her for a while.ย  That made sense to … Continue reading Six tips for parents doing it tough since their kid left home

Setting our kids up for success – how to support teens who are finishing high school (ABC Life)

Love this great piece on supporting our kids during the end of high school as they battle expectations and the looming next stage of life (on ABC Life). “A recent study by headspace found 38 per cent of Australians aged between 18 and 21 reported high or very high levels of psychological distress. Whether you’re a parent, friend or teacher, here’s a guide to supporting … Continue reading Setting our kids up for success – how to support teens who are finishing high school (ABC Life)

How useful are the ‘5 stages of grief’ when your kid leaves home?

For many, grief is keenly associated with their kid leaving home. It can take many guises, from simple sadness, maybe fleeting, to overwhelming, searing pain. ย For the sufferers, when mixed with optimism and strength (underpinned with support from others), it may take on a less painful shape. For others it cuts deep, dominates and requires more work to recover from. ย Whatever it looks like for … Continue reading How useful are the ‘5 stages of grief’ when your kid leaves home?