Name: Donnell Hicks
Title: So Hard to Say Goodbye: Why Is It So Hard For Parents to Let Their Children Go?
There comes a certain point and time a parent must allow their child to grow up so they can experience life and the world on their own- a time to let their child stand on his/her own two feet and make their own choices in life. At this point, they must pass the threshold of turning eighteen years old. For some parents, it becomes extremely difficult to let a child grow up or become their own woman/man, yet it has to be done.
Without a doubt, a parent should let their children gain independence to walk alone There are parents who cherish the luxury of the fact that their offspring is out of the house simply living their own lives according to making the right decisions and not getting into any trouble. Whereas some parents tend to become quite emotional for the reason that their child is growing up too fast from a young person into a teenager entering their first year in high school leading up to their last year in high school and then off to college. Parents should understand that there comes a point when they must let go and not cling onto their children throughout their whole lives. At the end of the day the parent will realize it’s in the best interest of the child.
In some cases, parents will become excessively worried regarding their children or child’s whereabouts although he/she is past the threshold of eighteen years old. The parent will go out of his/her way to make sure their child/children are safe and sound while attending college far away from the comfort of home. On the contrary, some parents will live in the excitement, joy, and pleasure of knowing their work has been done raising their children from the time they’re born until the time they’re eighteen or nineteen years old. However, there’s not a time or a place a parent doesn’t grow worried for the lives of their child when he/she is away to college or hanging out with friends. No matter how old a child will get, a parent will always grow concerned for their offspring, especially living in this chaotic world filled with so much crime and enticement of doing wrong.
Nonetheless, it is up to the child if he/she wants to stay at home and attend college or move far away to another state to attend another college to leave home and become independent. There are some children who stay home with their parents until they’re old; some parents love the fact their child is still living at home with them while some parents become disgruntled by the idea of still having their children living at home.
I know for certain there are a few parents who can’t wait until their child has graduated high school and is out of the house so he/she can gain some knowledge of what it feels like to become independent without having to run back to mother or father every time. More than likely, it is a revolving door.