This show is the last live show until September 20th. We are replaying a previous show on both September 6th (my birthday) and September 13th.
This program with Gina Amato and Jessie Gwilt (my daughter) covered a variety of subjects, like I’m prone to do, but focused on college age children living with parents after the college experience is done. Zoe, Gina’s daughter who did two shows with her Mom on Radio 4 the Ages, called in to give us an update on her new job and independent living.
I started the show today with some reflections on turning the page on my 65th birthday. Then we move on to a discussion of young people graduating college, moving back home, living independently, getting a job, and starting the sometimes long and arduous task of ‘working for the Man’. Jessie reflected on her four years of college living away from home, and the maturation experience. She also shared with us her thoughts on beginning her working career. How much does the influence of good parenting in the early years impact the decision making of college age children when they are out from under the the watchful eyes of their parents.
I’m very proud of my daughter Jessie for many, many reasons. Jessie displayed a self confidence and maturity on today’s show as she expressed her thoughts on growing up in a single parent home and the importance of open communication between parents and children.
Many thanks to my daughter Jessie and my good friend Jessie for sharing their time with me this morning!