Confessions of a Modern Parent
Empty Nest Syndrome
Friday, 18 September
Mark & Nadia get mucky talking about the emotional highs and lows regarding Empty Nest Syndrome ... what are the DOs & DON’Ts when it comes to how you should behave as a parent when your child leaves for University or to travel the world?! Is it important that as parents we HIDE our emotions? How can we better develop a thick skin when it comes to suddenly finding yourself in an empty and silent house. Mark & Nadia talk through their fears of living without children in the house - the different experiences of blended families and how Flying the Nest can potentially be a cause for celebration not just LOSS. They discuss their own experiences of leaving home - as well as considering just how difficult it must be (in the pandemic) to say farewell to our children when the world is such an unsafe place.
Find out answers to these questions and many more in this episode of Confessions of A Modern Parent. And they take questions and suggestions from listeners on their experiences in parenting roles. If you have a parenting question or suggestion for Mark or Nadia, you can get in touch at: Twitter @mark_adderley