It is hard to believe my Son’s first semester of college is now behind me. Those first couple weeks my heart ached. I missed him immensely.
As a single Mom with only one child, when that child heads off to college, your empty-nest becomes salt in the wound of being alone.
I reminisced longingly at all of the highlights of his Senior year. And for that matter all of high school.
With time though I settled into my new norm and even embraced the opportunity to re-discover the me that got lost while raising my Son.
Don’t get me wrong, I looked forward to every visit home he made, and was thrilled when we started to have weekly phone conversations. Something I certainly didn’t expect from a teenage boy.
So, I could hardly wait for Winter Break. He would be home for five weeks. And with how wonderful all his other breaks went, I thought for sure him and I were heading into a whole new dynamic between parent and child.
I was however in for a rude awakening, and a reminder that change does not come quickly or easily.Continue reading “Change Ineffective Behavior”