I think I might be about the only parent I know who is excited about my son moving from Year 6 (quite frankly he’s ready) into Secondary School.
You see, whilst is great to celebrate the ‘mile stones’ we should be mindful of sharing our positive hopes for the changes ahead; life is change.
If we build in a ‘fear of letting go’ a fear of what might happen, we may come to fear making changes which could lead to wonderful new discoveries about ourselves. I see many clients who often say they worry about their future changes. Ofcourse it’s natural to consider what might happen, it’s equally valuable to visualise positive steps and outcomes.
Transition is a natural, normal part of our life cycle; nature does this really well, the trees don’t cry for the leaves they shed in Autumn. Why should we be sad about moving on?
So I tell my son; feel glad for the times you shared and the lessons you learned;celebrate your transformation: who knows what amazing possibilities lie ahead, whether we greet change with a smile or a sigh, we are responsible for creating thoughts of fear or thoughts of readiness of how we will transform our world: ultimately what we say to our children will affect how they step forward in to their own future pathway. I hope it is with curiosity for self development not fear of stepping out of a comfort zone – after all ships in harbour are safe, but that is not what they were designed to do. An ocean of possibilities awaits…