Feeling anxiety about my son starting school
Hello! I really need some advise here. My son is 4, and I just had to register him for preschool screening Yesterday morning. For the last 2 days now, I've been having anxiety attacks when I think about him starting school. He's my first baby! I have a one year old daughter also.
I have been a stay at home mother ever since I was 5 months pregnant with him. My husband & I retained full custody of his 3 children from his first marriage & I took on the roll. I didn't like it at first, but I've grown to LOVE it! My step children call me mom, and I love them dearly. I was there when my youngest step daughter started preschool (as a matter of fact, I was the ONLY parent there with her. Her father was on a business trip and her birth mother could have cared less.) I didn't have a hard time with her going though-not like I am with my son! I teared up, I was proud of her and scared for her, but I was ok. WHY am I such a mess about my son going, and what advise can you please give me on how to just calm down and let life happen?!?! I just cannot imagine a day, or even a few hours without him. Help me cope with this PLEASE!
Distraught Mother of many