What do a Spanish A-League footballer, a British actor, an Argentine-based charity worker, and an Olympic gold-winning rower have in common? Homesickness.
It’s no surprise that this has been our most popular topic on our blog, because it is felt by not just children but by parents too.
My 29-year-old daughter phoned me just last week in tears. Charlotte was homesick after moving cities 5 months earlier. In her words, “Realization just set in I’m in a new city, new job, new friends, new relationship, it’s a lot to deal with, and I miss my old life.” I have had this type of call many times over the years since she went to boarding school at age 12.
Preparing to deal with homesickness will arm with you strength for when the phone call, tears, or silence come.
5 articles from the archives to help you tackle homesickness
- That sinking feeling – Dealing with homesickness
- Post-Holiday Tips for Boarders
- Dealing with Homesickness – Part One
- Dealing with Homesickness – Part Two
- What to include in a care package