Part Four: Letting Go

And there it is: the first day at school! Your little kid has been waiting for this day for so long. Finally, the new backpack can be put to use; but it looks so huge on that little body. You may feel sad to let them go but it is important to put a brave face for your child on their first day. Your everyday life is about to change enormously. Your son or daughter will go through a lot of changes: new forms of behavior, new friends and new interest.

It may be hard to let your child, you little baby go, but letting go means enabling your child to develop their own personality, have their own social environment and make friends. It’s a very important step in the growth process of your child. So don’t feel sad about it, you should rather think about new doors and opportunities which are now opening for you and your child. Your son or daughter will come home telling you all the new things they have learnt and this will strengthen your relationship.

You will have more free time to do all the things which were left behind during the last couple of years; you can now focus on yourself a little more again: meeting with your friends to drink a coffee or go to the spa. Enjoy your new freedom and let your child do the same.

“It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself.” J. Maynard

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