So the time has come to send your son or daughter off to college. The high school graduation cap and gown have been put away, the requisite dorm set-up shopping trip is complete, the pricey college textbooks have been purchased, and the doctors visit and haircut have been checked off your To Do list. Whew! Anything else left to do?
The reality is that your son or daughter may never live in your home again
You might be interested in marking this time by spending some special moments with your son or daughter before he or she leaves home—possibly for good! Plenty of college students spend breaks with friends or trips abroad, and fall in love during that four-year period, never to return to live in his or her old room at home again. While it’s not exactly common anymore, some people still get married right after college and only come back to see their parents for visits.
Spend some quality time
Perhaps you can schedule in some one-on-one time before your son or daughter heads off to college. It can be as simple as going out for ice cream or coffee, or just for a walk around the blog. Or you could do something you’ve both wanted to try for a long time to create a special memory—skydiving, hiking up a mountain, or maybe doing a half marathon together. Whatever your shared interests are, you’ll find something you’ll enjoy doing together if you think hard enough. Don’t be afraid to ask for your son or daughter’s input, too—perhaps he or she has wanted to do something with you but was waiting for the right moment to bring it up. Now’s your chance!
The summer between high school and college can be a bittersweet time for parents. On one hand, many feel like they have a new lease on life when their childrearing duties end. But they may also feel sadness and a sense of nostalgia about when their kids were little and still depended on them every day. Perhaps most parents feel a real mix of emotions—often swinging between them from moment to moment. Totally normal!
Special send-off gifts
How about marking this transitional time by getting your son or daughter a send-off gift that she will remember and use for many years to come? It’ll be a nice memento of your parent-child bond to encourage him or her when they’re off at college, on their own in many ways.
At South Bay Jewelry & Loan, you can find a wide range of fantastic items to choose from for your son or daughter’s send-off present, including:
- Designer handbags
- Gold and silver
- Loose diamonds
- Luxury watched
- Musical instruments
Affordable prices for quality gifts
You’ll not only find an excellent selection of all kinds of valuable items at South Bay Jewelry & Loan, you’ll find them all at unbeatable prices. So if you want to get your son or daughter a wonderful send-off gift that won’t break the bank, come to South Bay Jewelry & Loan.
We can be found at 16701 Hawthorne Blvd. Lawndale, CA 90260. If you have any questions, feel free to call (310) 371-4571 or email email@example.com and one of our friendly staff members will be glad to assist you.