How To Handle Your Kids Returning Home For The Holidays
Nov17

How To Handle Your Kids Returning Home For The Holidays

As wonderful as the holidays are, when your college kids come home, the stress usually escalates. It’s not that you don’t want to see them. In fact, you’re looking forward to it, but the problem lies in expectations. You want to welcome your adult child home from school, yet you’re not sure you can see him/her technically all grown up. Remember that your child has been away from home where rules and...

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After the Kids Leave, What Next?
Mar18

After the Kids Leave, What Next?

Remember your senior year of high school and the prospect of going off to college in the fall? Remember how exciting and special it felt to be leaving home and embarking on a new and amazing adventure? You’re at that stage of your life when it is now your children’s turn to be experiencing this milestone, and as happy as you are for them, it is still sad that they will be leaving. You’ve done a great job getting them...

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Empty Nest, But Full House
Nov12

Empty Nest, But Full House

Just because the children are gone doesn’t mean your house has to be empty. Last year was the first year that both of my children were on their own for Thanksgiving and at first I was dreading the holiday. It’s amazing what a change in attitude can do! After thinking about what Thanksgiving really meant, I decided that I still had so much to be thankful for that I would open my home to other friends who also had no plans and...

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Take Control of Your Diabetes During The Holidays!
Jan23

Take Control of Your Diabetes During The Holidays!

The combination of dealing with life transitions and the holidays are especially stressful for diabetics. Being in an empty nest during the holidays can be extremely stressful, especially for diabetics.   For those with diabetes, the holidays are challenging times. People try, perhaps too diligently, to measure food quantity, compute carbohydrates and calories, and focus what they are putting into their mouths, rather than...

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Empty Nest Syndrome: What To Do When The Last One Leaves.
Nov05

Empty Nest Syndrome: What To Do When The Last One Leaves.

Coping with empty nest syndrome can feel very lonely, but it doesn’t have to. Instead of trying to deal with it alone, try discussing your feelings with the people who are closest to the situation, you might be pleasantly surprised by the results. Talk to your child about your feelings. When your children leave home, especially the youngest or last, you will feel a flood of emotions. Emotions that have been building up over...

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How to Overcome the Empty Nest Syndrome
Oct18

How to Overcome the Empty Nest Syndrome

Empty nest syndrome describes feelings of emptiness, loneliness or depression that parents may feel once their children leave home. Unaccountable tears, emotionalism, uselessness, guilt after a child has left, are some of the depression symptoms of empty nest syndrome. This condition is typically more common in women, who are more likely to have had the role of primary care. These feelings are not uncommon but not impossible to...

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