I know it can be a daunting experience when your child is moving out for the first time, but it doesn’t have to be if you get prepared for it.
You know that the situation is inevitable, so here’s how some advice to help cope with the move:
Let them know that distance means nothing
At first, the experience for your child will be difficult. They may have some worries about what may happen to them in the near future based on the simple fact that they are going to be alone, so let them know that they are not alone. You want to make sure that your child doesn’t think that just because they’re moving out you won’t be available to them anymore, so assure them that you’re only a phone call away. They are going to need help (financial help) and advice from you in the beginning.
Don’t try to control them
So, you know that your phone will be ringing off the hook when your child first moves out. They are going to be calling for advice and may even still want you to tell them what to do. Give them advice only, don’t try to control them. They need the freedom to decide on what’s best for them. They are so used to you telling them what to do, now it’s time for them to start telling themselves what to do.
Have some ‘me’ time
Some stresses were involved in this big move, you’re going to want to relieve some of it. I mean your child just moved out, you’re going to miss them and you may even grieve their move. The best way to take care of your sanity is to have some ‘me’ time.
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About the author:
Lavorian Smith majored in English- creative writing and minored in Humanities at Florida State University. She currently lives in Tampa, Florida working at a fashion store and freelance writing. When she’s free from work, her interests include art, fashion, and literature.