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UK charity offers support to Manx parents as Uni begins

Sat, 18 Sep 2010


As Manx Freshers leave the island to take up university courses, a UK based charity is offering support to parents on the island suffering from Empty Nest Syndrome.

Empty Nest Syndrome is name given to a general feeling of loneliness that parents or guardians may feel when one or more of their children leave home; and although it is more common in women, chaps can feel it too.

Parentline Plus say although Mum's and Dad's want their children to get a headstart in life, they may still be anxious as their offspring prepare to live away from home for the first time.

For top tips on the big send off and how to cope when the house is too tidy and too quiet, www.parentlineplus.org.uk

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