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I am about to go away on a week’s school residential trip and feeling wobbly about going to sleep without saying goodnight to my family.
My Mum tells me I will be OK and I will have lots of fun, but I don’t know if I will.
I have stayed away at my Nan and Grandpa’s before and it took me ages to go to sleep. I felt scared without my Mum there and I wanted to be in my own bed.
I’ve talked about it a lot with my Mum and she reminded me that I am sharing a room with my friend.
Sometimes I take ages to go to sleep and I don’t want to be the last one awake. I don’t like being away from my family because I worry that if something happens to them, I won’t be there.
Is there anything I can do to stop feeling scared so I can go and enjoy my school trip. We are going to the Isle of Wight. Have you ever been there before?
Love A Homesick + Worried Chick x
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Useful Links Mentioned in this Episode
Work on your connection with your child. You may find my new eBook ‘Rediscover the Magic of Parenting in a Busy World’ helpful with this.
Bag yourself a box of beautiful and magical Smiley Thought Cards and use the helpful mantras in there to train your brain to know that it is safe (your brain believes what you tell it is true). This little box of magic is also another great example of a transitional object and you can pick out cards and take them with you.
Maybe check out The EnergyPod if you want to learn how to learn how to deal with your feelings when they get too big.