Gap year parent Eugene Buchanan writes about his daughter's surprising decision to take a gap year.
The NOLS Decision
“You what?” I asked my 17-year-old daughter, Brooke.
“I’m going to graduate early, a semester, my senior year. I want that to be my gap semester. I want to do a NOLS course.”
Accepting the independence of a teenage daughter is hard enough; seeing it come at the sake of a promising soccer career—one making you a doting soccer parent for over a decade—was perhaps even harder.Read More