Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Time Flies & Your Baby's Finally Graduating. Are You Ready?

Custom Graduation Cake from Ontario Bakery

Time flies and your little baby is now all grown and ready to graduate from one life chapter and is heading into the next phase of maturation, understanding and experience.  WOW.  That's a lot to take in and it's not a big surprise if you find yourself overwhelmed and experience a variety of mixed emotions.  You are a the parent of a child who's bellies you've fed, owies healed broken hearts nurtured.  And now, they are headed out into the great big world.

You have a lot to be proud of!  Regardless of what journeys you've gone through in the past and lessons learned, your child is finally becoming an adult and ready for more life.  You've cried, laughed and loved them through this.  GOOD JOB, mom and dad!

keep calm, it's just graduation and ontario bakery is here to help you celebrate the sweetness of it. You are now ready for the next great adventure!!  It can be a lot to take in, for your child as well, as they are about to jump into the untouched frontier of their personal adulthood. So, now that we've got YOU realized how much of an exciting honor it is, remember that in your excitement, your new adult may have mixed emotions about the whole thing and will likely need some extra support.  Whether just through being there or through empowering conversation, they need to know that you believe in them.  It means the world.

Once they're on board, it's time to celebrate.  Now, another thing to keep in mind is that they aren't kids anymore.  I know I've made that point already, but it's important that you remember when it comes to party planning.  Parties are sensitive subjects at this age, no different than all the other major life change celebrations!  Some teens will want a fuss and others will want a relaxed time with family and friends.  Talk to yours and see what feels right.  It's their party, after all... let it be to their liking!

Once you decide your theme, location and who to invite, make some things clear to those invited. Teens moving in to adulthood don't like to be showered with over emotion on how fast they've grown over the years or with tips on how to survive the scary world.  Encourage family and friends to simply be encouraging on their path and to show your son/daughter that they are believed in.  After all, they came this far and can do anything they put their minds to.

Remember to celebrate.  This is a joyous, emotional, scary, exciting and liberating time for the whole family.  Celebrate the changes in life just like the seasons.  Know that each time has a purpose and prepares us for the one to come. Ontario Bakery supports your family through their joys and thrills in life and we can't wait to be a part of more to come.  Let us know how we can best serve you as graduation season draws near!

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