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Dear Parent...

06 Jan 2020


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As our children head back to the first full week of school in 2020, a mother gives a shout-out to fellow parents suffering from separation anxiety. By Neo Wen Tong.

Dear parent,

So, our children are actually, really, truly back in school. Two days of peeping at them at the canteen are over.

You know what?

It's okay to have a mild panic attack after dropping them off at school this morning.

It's okay to constantly think about them -- if they forgot anything, if they ate enough during recess, or if they made friends.

It's okay to want to rush home from work early to ask about their day and give them a big hug.

I feel you. Let's grab a coffee, take a few deep breaths and calm our nerves.

I know, it's our job to worry. But it's also their time to fly now. You did a good job in preparing them. You will be fine. They will be fine. We will be fine.

Let's leave the office a little earlier, and hug our littles a little longer.


A fellow parent