Today, on my Sunday afternoon, I decided to say yes to a good friend who was nervously looking for help for his son. For the past few months his son had shown a symptom of blink his eyes and sometimes rub them because he felt uncomfortable. Doctors said that he was fine and nothing was wrong with his sights. And so I spoke to this little boy.
Turned out that his so-called new habit is a form of anxiety of a bully at his school. When I spoke to his parents, I saw something very brave that they have done to him. Both parents decide to let their son be a resilient child by letting him deal with his issues or problems and see how he handled them. Sometimes, they even pretend not to see or hear the fights between their son and his friends – just to see on how their son handle their problems. Most of the time, he could pass the test well. This time, he is not failing either, he just needs some help.
When I relate this to my own situation, I remember an advice from another good friend. He told me that he was raised by a stay-at-home mom – in which allowed him and his mother to be fully attached to each other. When he grew older and left the house, he had a hard time to cope with the separation – as much as his mother. His point was that my decision to go back to work is a good decision. It will not be easy, but he believed that both – me and my son – will be able to adapt, adjust and eventually be resilient.
I will be back to work soon enough. I still can’t believe how time flies – I took over 5 months off to take care of my son and now it is time to leave him at home. I will try to adjust my schedule because my works are all flexible (yes, I have multiple work at different places!), except when I have to travel around.
My next destination is to be with my son and together we will give ourselves a chance to be resilient.