Your child’s been accepted and now the waiting game begins. The varsity application process demands some time and dedication (we know). Here we guide you through the process and make sure your child knows what they want to study and where they want to go.
Budgeting for your child’s university education means considering a whole range of expenses. Here we guide you through budget techniques, what you need to budget for your child, costs you’ll need to consider and skills you can teach your kids.
If your child is leaving home, it’s time for them to set up base and fend for themselves. Depending on how long your child’s studies are they will need to find themselves a temporary place to call home. We help you distinguish the difference between residence living and private accommodation, discuss security options, cooking ideas as well as transport options depending on the institution your child has been accepted to.
Fresh first-year students are easily recognisable by their enthusiasm and eager anticipation of the student experience, which promises an energetic phase of new friends, campus coffee dates, and plenty of society events. Here we break down how you can encourage your child to get involved.
Here we focus on some of the problems your kids might face at varsity, how you as a parent can encourage your kids, and where they can find support.
The day your child graduates from high school marks one of the biggest stepping-stones of his or her life. As a young adult, your child now steps into the big world and dives into a new chapter of learning, whether this be the world of academia, work, travel, or something completely alternative – scary, but exciting, isn’t it?
The decision to go study is one that opens the pandora’s box of hunting for the most optimal institutions, varsity application processes, funding strategies… and other factors that might have your stress levels soaring around you like miggies at a camp fire. Is your kid making the right study choice? Will he or she leave the nest and manage? What if your child becomes a party monster, or doesn’t eat any vegetables, or goes to a job interview with a creased shirt?
Try to keep the inspirational Kahlil Gibran’s words in mind: “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.” Just like the bow can’t avoid a gush of wind changing the direction of the arrow, so you can also not have full control over how your darling offspring chooses to live his or her life – but you can most certainly play your part when it comes to guiding them.