My just turning 18, just graduating from High School, daughter is headed off to college in September.

Amanda - posted on 05/25/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am so happy for her... and so sad for me! She will be a 6 hour drive away, so not an every week commute. I find myself envious of the mom's who's kids are staying close by. She and I are very close, and I need some support from other mom's who have lived thru the transition. Anyone?

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Francine - posted on 06/13/2012

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Like but at the end of the day these are her experiences and she should never stop following her dreams. Its her life

Francine - posted on 06/13/2012

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My youngest went off to college last year
It was hard but it definitely is a good thing. We talk more than ever. Our relationship is soo much different. Its nice to see how much she's maturing and I tell her this all the time and that how proud I am of her. She's going to be studying abroad this
September for her sophomore year. She's going to be six r seven hours away in the high sierras. So I know that's going to be tuff but we'll get through it just fine
.This is apart of life kids grow up and move on. Its our job to be there for them and just be a listening ear. I still tell my daughter there's gonna be choices she makes in life that I may not

Jodi - posted on 06/09/2012

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I am in the same boat. My daughter and I are very close and she is going off to college on the east coast, we live out west, and will be a plane, train, and cab ride from me. I too am exceedingly happy for her and sad for me!

Keep the dialogue open with your daughter, chances are she feels the same way you do~both happy and sad. Get a Skype account and talk about a "Skype schedule". Make an timetable for delivery of packages (baked goods, scrapbook materials, disposable cameras). Most importantly, your daughter loves you and wants you to be happy just like you want her to be happy! Find a hobby NOW, and show her that you will be able to fill your life with meaningful endeavors, not to replace her but to nourish you in her absence. This will create for you both a deep understanding and love of who you are for each other and will ultimately provide you with the resources you need to transition through this difficult time.

Ramona - posted on 05/26/2012

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My girl is going away as well. I am so happy for her, but we will miss her so much. But, it is a good thing.

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