a post from Esther
As I look back on my college days, it seems like it all happened in a blur. There are few memories I have, but the one thing that I remember clearly is that my parents were my biggest cheerleaders and supporters.
I also remember going into college thinking I was so adult.
I wasn't. I was, more accurately, an adult-age person still growing up. I still needed my parents to cheer me on, feed me when I came home to visit, and teach me life lessons on top of fostering my independence. What an interesting stage of life! To be not quite adult and also not a kid anymore... There is no manual that explains how to trek this part of the journey, is there?
Without a doubt, college years are very formative. I would wager just as much as grade school years. Important decision-making, independent thought, time management, lifestyle choices... how to cook (and eat!) well. And stay on top of homework. Oy!
Whether little or great, the presence of parents in our lives has an impact on us. This is the beginning of our lives where we are starting to try to figure things out. We want to know that you are there with us and for us as we do. And if you haven't figured it all out either, we love it when you tell us that! We all need cheerleaders in our lives. And we love it when our parents are aspiring to champion that role.
The launch of our School Survival Kit is so exciting for me – I feel that regardless of how close you are or how well you and your daughter communicate, sending her this unique care package will tell her...
1.) ... that you're thinking of her (every kid, no matter how old, wants to know this!).
2.) ... that you care about women and girls conquering challenges and achieving their dreams.
3.) ... that you're encouraging her to think about what she buys and support good causes with her purchases.
What a great conversation starter!
There is no care package out there like this one, folks. Let's cheer her on together!
Order a beautiful care package for her here, type in a message you'd like us to include when you get to the ordering info screen, and wait for that excited phone call from her after she's received it.
Parents, you rock.