Last week, asked Here’s what some of our readers had to say:
"Love the article. health and fitness should be promoted more often!"
"I agree you need to find a workout program that doesn't feel like 'work' and be able to see and feel results. This way you can look and feel your best and likely to stick with the program. As for me, I love Yoga. I've been practicing for over 10 years and it brings the harmony in my busy Mommy World." Peace, Coach Carrie
This week, Moms Talk asks “How do you successfully 'empty' the nest?”
I recently read an excerpt from a colleague’s blog that brought the “Empty Nest” topic to mind.
It is that time of year when many families begin making decisions about their teens' future. Whether waiting at the mail box for potential college responses or making plans to stay a little closer to home, preparing for this endeavor can be exciting, but does not come without its challenges.
Working as a teen therapist, this topic is one that I see routinely surface every spring. Teens are anxiously excited and parents are optimistically fearful of what the unknown future may hold.
Often, teens see the last few months as an opportunity to spread their wings and begin living as “mini adults” in the world, while parents jump at any chance they have to catch up on unfinished parenting business.
As you might guess, these two perspectives frequently clash which is why they often end up in my office. One message I constantly remind families of is that although it may be tough, the transition is developmentally healthy and appropriate for both teens and parents.
With this in mind, I am curious to hear from all of you veteran parents when I ask “How do you successfully 'empty' the nest?”