Father dealing with pressures of lett...

Father dealing with pressures of letting go

There are 6 comments on the LA Daily News story from Aug 31, 2009, titled Father dealing with pressures of letting go. In it, LA Daily News reports that:

PARENTING is one of those undertakings in which the tasks change in scope - from diapering to driving lessons - but one basic fact does not: Throughout childhood, most children live with their parents.

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Citizen

Maywood, CA

#1 Aug 31, 2009
What a touching story. Thank you. And best of luck.
Concerned Citizen

Burbank, CA

#2 Sep 1, 2009
A healthy bird leaves the nest. I know from personal experience how it feels, very empty, but I wouldn't want it the other way. My sons are both gone from home, not only left the nest, but flown beyond what I expected.
Pol of Carson

United States

#3 Sep 1, 2009
your on your way congratulations good luck
Tom French

Waimanalo, HI

#4 Sep 1, 2009
Join the team. My daughters decided that colleges in Connecticut and Massachusetts were the appropriate distance from home. For their part, the colleges were generous enough to make it happen as long as I took a vow of poverty and enjoyed car repair shops, gave up golf, and consumed cases of mac and cheese. My daughters were two years apart. Six years after the first one started, they both moved back to L.A. Between them, they brought home with two bachelor degrees, one masters, a teaching credential, and some incredible memories. As the reporter, I had attended junior college (Santa Monica) followed by a local university (USC). Going "Back East" to college seemed incredible when my older daughter first broached the subject. Looking back, I'm forever grateful that she could dream big.
joy

Norwalk, CA

#5 Sep 1, 2009
Concerned Citizen wrote:
A healthy bird leaves the nest. I know from personal experience how it feels, very empty, but I wouldn't want it the other way. My sons are both gone from home, not only left the nest, but flown beyond what I expected.
I agree, I always want my kids to know they can come home if they wish but because they know home will always be there they choose to be independent, they want their own lives and experiences. It saddens me in s way, they are no longer my babies but I would never tell them that, that's the way it should be.
good luck

Birmingham, AL

#6 Sep 2, 2009
Don't worry they will come back. I have one that went out of state and finished. and came home. Has a great job. but still wants the home made cook meal and family. I know that it will come a day when all my kids are ready to fly and i will be standing below wishing them the best. And letting them know our doors will always be open.best wishes and Good Luck.

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