There may be parental stress as your child leaves for his gap year in Israel. The gap year is an extraordinary time for young adults to grow spiritually, emotionally, and psychologically. However, it can be a bittersweet experience for many parents. You are excited for your child but missing and worrying about your child may be inevitable. EMA Care provides some guidance for parents to cope with their own stress… and make it easier for their children to have a successful year.
You are nervous about your child being so far away, constantly scanning the news for anything going on in Israel. SO- you call your son or daughter, and you ask them how they are. Again. And if they miss home… and if they are worried or nervous…
No matter what age and what distance separates you, your child can pick up on your nervousness, anxiety, and worry – and this can impact their moods and impressions.
If something is going on in Israel, you will know. It’s okay to stay informed but do not overdo it. Your Gap Year student is definitely keeping informed (via the Gap Year program). But from minute to minute – you can become overwhelmed with stress, which is unhelpful to you and your child.
EMA Care provides medical concierge, case management, and patient advocacy services to tourists, students, and Israel residents. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
http://healthcareisrael.com 052 6398444
Thank you for the zoom (and all your updates). It was great. I wish the news was like that. Straight forward, factual, unemotional. Bravo to both of you ladies!!
My experience with Ema Care has been so positive that I wanted to share it in case it could help someone else. Eight days ago my daughter, a Shanah Bet student, called to say she wasn’t feeling well and had symptoms of Covid-19. I was put in touch with an Infectious Disease specialist who recommended Ema Care. I reached Dr. Eliana Aaron easily and signed my daughter up. The next morning, Ema Care gave my daughter a telehealth exam and provided her with prescriptions, as well as a list of...