Homesickness is a very normal but sometimes very painful experience.
Never feel homesick again with candles that smell like home.
It will get better. Promise.
Inside Out makes it clear that there are a lot of mixed emotions children feel, not all of them easily sorted out. As a parent, the movie's message to me was how important my job is to listen to my kids, guide them, acknowledge their feelings, and, above all, honor their spiritual understanding that they can always "come home" to.
This nostalgia -- the choice of spending a Saturday night watching Finding Nemo rather than sipping Yellowtail -- is nature. Homesickness is real occurrence, but so too is youth-sickness.
The best things in life come out of change, and this is one that both you and your child have been working toward for many, many years!
As an international student, it was hard to relate to people who didn't understand the setting I came from. I'd sometimes find myself using a word from my language that didn't have a direct translation in English. Or feeling the need to reference something from back home.
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A mother is only as happy as her least-happy child. I couldn't get a read on my child, because I couldn't see her or talk with her. Was the homesickness the defining state of her being right now? Or was she having a grand old time with occasional bouts of homesickness at night?
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I have developed the following survival plan to get you through even the most severe case of kid-sickness.