- Realize that even though your child is gone and starting their life, you are still their parent and always will be. Nothing will change that.
- After your child moves out, make sure to give yourselves time to adjust to them being gone by re-adjusting your focus from them to yourselves. You can do this by picking up a hobby that you have been wanting to do but just haven't had the time.
- Considering your child has an agenda of their own now, it will be possible that you are going to have to figure out ways to fit in their schedule. Be sure to respect their interests and understand what is important to them.
- Even though your child is not longer under your roof, you can still advise and aim them in the right direction, but make sure not to push or pressure them.
- Make sure and understand that it is normal to have anxiety and have a feeling of loss.
Overall, this is a normal transition that most parents go through. Once you come to the realization that your child has left the nest, just focus on how to stay active and how to make your life exciting. This new phase of your life has plenty of things to offer, you just need to get out and experience them. :)