Stacey Solomon opens up about ‘gut wrenching’ day sending her son to secondary school

Stacey Solomon has revealed that she found it incredibly difficult to watch her son Zach get ready for school after he was home-schooled for two years.

It’s been an emotional week for parents as their children return back to school after the summer break.

And it’s been no less poignant for celebrity parents, as stars like Holly Willoughby and Stacey Solomon have recently taken to social media to share their experience of their children’s first day.

The Loose Women star has always been candid about motherhood, and in a new post she revealed how difficult she found it watching her son Zach, 11, get ready for his first day of secondary school after she home-schooled him for two years.

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😬 The boys are back in town 😬 I’ve loved having some one on one time with Rex over the last 2 weeks but I can’t tell you how happy my heart is that all of my boys are back home and on the sofa giving me the best cuddles I could wish for! Summer is nearly over 😭 This one is an emotional one for me because after 2 years of homeschooling Zachary is off to Secondary School and I just can’t believe how quickly it’s come around. 😭 I’m going to make the most of the last few days of the holidays before my baby becomes a big boy! (He will always be my baby 👶🏻) P.S Rex’s face cracks me up! P.P.S is anyone else’s babies off to secondary school? Or recently started? What’s your best advise, hacks, tips? 🖤

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Sharing an adorable photo of young Zach to her Instagram account, the 29-year-old told her 2.1 followers: ‘And so it begins…A whole new world. The beginning of adolescence.

‘Will the gut wrench ever ease?’ she wrote, before adding: ‘I’ve had the most amazing two years with you. Home education has been all that I imagined and so much more. It wasn’t always easy but it was always rewarding. I know that you can do anything you put your mind to, and you’ve put your mind to going to secondary school so I know you’ll be brilliant.

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‘I’m nervous, excited and everything in between but I know this is what you need and as much with you, I know I have to let you go.’

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And so it begins… A whole new world. The beginning of adolescence. Will the gut wrench ever ease? Zachary what can I say… (I promised I wouldn’t be too gushy in case your friends see this😂) So here goes… I’ve had the most amazing two years with you. Home education has been all that I imagined and so much more. It wasn’t always easy but it was always rewarding. I know that you can do anything you put your mind to, and you’ve put your mind to going to secondary school so I know you’ll be brilliant. I’m nervous, excited and everything in between but I know this is what you need and as much as I’d love to spend all of my time with you, I know I have to let you go. Good luck my darling! I love you more than you’ll ever know 🖤 • He’s as prepared as is physically possible and I still feel like I’ve forgotten something 🤢 Rucksack with every piece of stationary imaginable, lunch, snack, uniform on by the book and his shiny, clean @clarkskids (AD)… (I remember getting my first pair) I sure if he’s anything like me he will come back with hardly anything, scuffs on his shoes and scabby knees but as long as he comes back happy that’s all I pray for! 🖤

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The presenter concluded by wishing her son good luck and expressing her anxiety that she’d forgotten to pack something in his school bag.

‘He’s as prepared as is physically possible,’ she continued. ‘And I still feel like I’ve forgotten something.’

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Fans were quick to sympathise with mum-of-three Stacey and wished her and Zach all the best for his first day of secondary school.

‘Have a fabulous day Zachary. Hope not too many tears Stacey, he will be home soon. Hugs x,’ wrote one fan, while another added: ‘That’s so sweet Stacey you’re such a great mama good luck.’

How sweet!