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Homesickness

Homesickness is a very normal but sometimes very painful experience.
Never feel homesick again with candles that smell like home.
Many years have passed since those first months in Sao Paulo. I now live in New York and find myself experiencing unique
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.
There are always celebrations to mark the passage of time between eras in our lives: birthday parties, graduations, marriage anniversaries. And yet, when I woke up on the morning of my 18th birthday, I didn't feel a year older.
Living abroad is packed with exciting adventures and endless possibilities. Sometimes, however, immersing yourself in a new culture and a new life can be overwhelming and stressful.
Maybe their hair will be a little messy in the photos you see online, but what you didn't see is how fast they tied their shoes and were the first down to lineup.
I dream of walking by an abandoned storefront. The shop seemed to be there just a few days ago, but now for the life of me
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.
For a first-year student adjusting to life away from home, the smallest inconvenience can feel like a dramatic, earth-shattering event. First-years live in a world of extremes. Many arrive on campus expecting the college experience to be perfect immediately.
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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?
I have developed the following survival plan to get you through even the most severe case of kid-sickness.