Letting your children go

Bijal A Shah
May 1, 2019 · 2 min read

A Poem by Bijal Shah

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One day they will blossom into their own
One day they will walk out of that door to live their lives
They will be people in their own right.
They may be similar to you
They may be completely different
They may adopt your values and ideas
They may totally reject them
You might see them all the time
You might see them once in a blue moon.
They must however go on to fulfill their own life
Their own ambitions and dreams
And we as parents must let them do so
Cheerleading from the sides.
No longer children, that time has gone.
Let’s cherish those memories living in our minds
And be grateful that we have them.
If they have learnt the art of survival,
They will be fine.
Have faith. They now belong to the future.


A big hello and thank you for reading! Passionate about literature, psychology, and life I launched Book Therapy as an alternative form of therapy using the power of literature. I create reading lists/personalised book prescriptions based on your individual needs, this is my signature personalised reading service. You can also check out Book Therapy’s other free reading lists and A- Z of book prescriptions (covering both fiction and non-fiction). These suggest books based on your existing life situation (e.g. anxiety, job change, relationship heartache) as well as interests (e.g memoir, historical fiction, non-fiction, crime etc). There’s also one for children, Children’s A — Z of Book Prescriptions. Feel free to check out the blog for more literary gems. There’s also a post on my personal story of how I entered the world of bibliotherapy and book curation. And if you’d like to connect, email me at bijal@booktherapy.io or www.booktherapy.io.

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Bijal A Shah

Written by

Book therapist, author, poet & founder of Book Therapy - therapy using the power of literature: https://www.booktherapy.io/pages/a-z-of-book-prescriptions

Bijal A Shah

Written by

Book therapist, author, poet & founder of Book Therapy - therapy using the power of literature: https://www.booktherapy.io/pages/a-z-of-book-prescriptions

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