By now, our soon to be high school graduates, have long started to envision what their upcoming year will look like.
Some of them will go off to study, some will travel, some will take a gap year which can be fantastic. It can help them decide what to do with their life, gain new skills and make new friends.
To all of you, if you don’t know exactly what you want to do with your life after matric don’t worry. That’s normal. And if you know exactly what you want to do, that’s normal to !
But for us parents knowing how to say goodbye and to cope with the sense of loss, is something else.
We feel proud that you are ready to face this world by yourselves and although we realize you c need space to become independent and to enjoy your new life, it is tough …. Very tough!!
However, there is hope.
The magic lies in modern technology.
So Moms and Dads, if you don’t have it …get it, use it … and keep in touch.
That should make things a lot easier and far more bearable !!