Mum's honest post about why she cries at school drop-offs goes viral

parenting 11/09/2019

A mum's emotional message about the stress she feels when dropping her kids off at school has gone viral online.

In the lengthy post, the mum details what exactly runs through her head when her kids leave the car each day...

"This is for the mum that cries after school drop off." her post began.

But not for the reasons you might think. My kid didn’t just start preschool or kindergarten. It’s not because I miss them (although sometimes I do).

It’s because this morning was a battle. And we worry. We worry that we did the right thing for sending them off to a place maybe they don’t feel comfortable.

We worry because maybe they struggle with learning.

We worry because they’ve got their own battles to fight during the day that we can’t help them with.

We worry because they hate it and we aren’t sure if we are pushing them beyond their limits.

Because how else will they grow stronger?

It makes us question ourselves. It makes us wonder if we are good parents. We can’t help but think, “Did I just do the right thing for my kid?”

I fought a battle this morning and got my kid there. Eventually.

But the soul crushing work it takes some days to just parent is something we don’t always share.

But I’m sharing it because I know there are other mamas out there that cried at school drop off today too.

But not because our babies are growing up too fast. It’s because our babies are growing up and are fighting really hard things. And we have to let them figure their battles out on their own.

And it’s hard letting go and watching them hurt and struggle and find their way.

But that’s what makes a mother strong. We save our tears for the car. So they don’t doubt themselves."

You can read the mum's post in full below...