March 19, 2019
So anyone who has spoken to me in the last 6 months, who has had, has, or even knows teenagers will surely have been grilled by one question from me… What high school and what was your experience?
I know, I know, every kid is different, and they need to make their own journey. But I am just paranoid about making the best choices for the most precious person in the world to me.
What parents aren’t?
And choosing schools seems to be SUCH a big topic, cause until your kid is in there, you can’t really know if you made the right decision for them.
And all you tend to hear about is how this next generation are entitled and expect everything yesterday, which infers that they are somehow not connected or committed.
I beg to disagree, as most of the families I get to photograph, the relationships are not fractured, and there is not this massive divide between us and them.
But as a parent of a verging teen, I can’t help but sometimes get sucked into the notion that it is the people around them that will ultimately affect their decisions in life.
And then my logic has to step and a trust. Trust that I have done the best to equip this little person with the confidence and discernment to make the right decisions for her. Trust that she will tred her own path and find her own way.
Arghhh but it still sometimes seems hard to concept the idea of letting her go into the big wide world of highschool, the internets and the effects of the influence of peers (outside of the bubble I have created for us).
So it is so refreshing to meet and spend time with lovely families like this one. Kath & John have raised two really engaged young humans in twins Oliver & Ellie. This whole family to me seem super concerned and engaged with the world around them as well as on the path to having a really wonderful life (and they all get on REALLY well with each other)
No moral to my story today. But after months of searching and asking, and days of getting applications together, I am just reassured with hope cause of all the great families I get to share intimate space with, that we will be OK ☺
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