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    "Thank you for a tremendous job. Through all three parts of the work I've had done this year, Reilly has come across as total classy organization. I appreciated the professionalism and courtesy of your entire crew, and of course your good humor added to the enjoyment of what could have been a real inconvenience. My neighbors are the kind of people who ask, and I'll tell them all--with a plethora of rapturous and ecstatic enthusiasm--that I couldn't have been more pleased."

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  • Are The Kids Gone? The Doc Is In To Discuss Empty Nest Syndrome

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    If you were once used to a house with your children running in and out, getting ready for school, waking up on the weekends to do the daily chores, and now find the house a lot more quiet and at ease due to the fact that they have moved out, you might be feeling a little of what they call "Empty Nest Syndrome." Now, most parents will find the first week or so a little difficult to handle, but after awhile, the absence of teenagers is peaceful and rewarding. But now that school has start backup again, and you need some help dealing with an empty nest, here are some tips, from the great Dr. Phil:

    • Know that it's normal to feel very emotional with the situation at first,  so don't keep yourself from feeling the emotions you have. "Cry when you need to cry. But then also give yourself a pat on the back and be proud that you've gotten them to this point," Robin says.
    • But eventually, you do have to come to terms with one thing: Your child is moving into another phase of his/her life, and you need to also.  If your child was filling the role of taking care of you mentally and emotionally, or if he/she was your constant companion, it's time to let your child start his/her own life. This will force you to reassess your life and find out who you really are and where your interests lie.
    • Understand that motherhood is an evolution. You might not be making everyday decisions for your child — like what to eat or what to wear — but you still have a role as a mother. You're now a tremendous resource for bigger life decisions involving career, choosing a mate, etc. You won't stop being a mother to your child, you just have to parent from a distance and in a different way. Dr. Phil recommends putting a different frame around your thoughts. "Say, 'I'm not going to stop being their mom, I'm just moving to the next phase. I'm going to start being their resource, I'm going to be their soft place to fall on the phone, on weekends and I'm going to become a mentor in a different phase in their life.' It's just ever changing. You're not going to stop being an involved mom, you're just going to change phases."

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