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Thread 39 - Covid Cohort - Our Adult Children Now Post 18
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CinnamonOrangeCremeBrulee · 30/08/2022 18:01

This is a support thread for our young adults post GCSEs 2020, regardless of their educational setting, and their results ( or life updates for those who went into work or have had results earlier). It is respectfully requested that all are supportive and helpful to each other. If you want to start a debate, e.g state vs private, uni vs employment please don't within this thread.

Some of us have been here since first thread back in yr10, some will be new. Everyone has been friendly and helpful in the past. Everyone is welcome. It is hoped this will continue. We were previously on the secondary board and then further education, now we shall be here in 'Parents of Adult Children' gulp

Our DS/DD may continue down various pathways ( employment, apprenticeships, higher ed). Be warned there might be lots of 'Uni Freshers' chat this time of year. My experience is that everyone is welcomed wherever, whatever their child is doing we have some in work, gap years , apprenticeships etc too. Lots of contributors with different experiences and always sympathy and support to be had !

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Isthisjustnormal · 31/08/2022 07:08

Thanks for the new thread: just logging on so I don’t lose you. Although in total denial about being the ‘parent of an adult child’…

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Delphigirl · 31/08/2022 07:20

Thanks for the new thread @CinnamonOrangeCremeBrulee !

3 out of 4 of mine are now adult children 😱😭

looking forward to hearing the freshers shenanigans as my DS2 works while waiting to go on his ocean-crossing adventure in Oct-Jan.

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Decorhate · 31/08/2022 07:23

Thanks for the new thread!

Ds has been suffering with a cough & sore throat since he came back from Reading. Is grumpier than usual & shows no interest in shopping for uni!

I’ve bought the basics, he can buy anything else when he gets there.

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craggyrat · 31/08/2022 07:34

Thanks for the new thread. Can’t believe DS is an adult though - he seems to be reverting to age 4 at the moment! I think it is leaving home nerves

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NCTDN · 31/08/2022 07:44

I'm not ready to be the parent of an adult child HmmBlush

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MidLifeCrisis007 · 31/08/2022 07:57

@Decorhate - DD worked up to 15 hours a day on the bar at Reading and loved the experience. Her fav moment was when a young lad marched up and confidently ordered 2 Vodka Red Bulls. She asked for ID and he handed over his passport - he was born in 2006. RUMBLED!

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sofakingcool · 31/08/2022 08:02

Isthisjustnormal · 31/08/2022 07:08

Thanks for the new thread: just logging on so I don’t lose you. Although in total denial about being the ‘parent of an adult child’…

Yes me too @Isthisjustnormal , except I don't know why as mine has been an adult for almost a year now (one of the older ones in the year). I just can't get my head around it!

I was a fairly young mum and it's hard to believe DS is almost at the age I/his Dad was when he was born

Thanks for the new thread cinnamon

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horrificbiology · 31/08/2022 08:08

@sofakingcool mine too, she will be 19 at the beginning of September.

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278Newnames · 31/08/2022 08:23

Thanks @CinnamonOrangeCremeBrulee

Both my DC are adults now, seems very odd with little one preparing to go away.

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singingstones · 31/08/2022 09:05

Latest list:

@278Newnames / DS / Engineering / Bath
@Alsoplayspiccolo / DD / English and Film / Birmingham
@AnneofCleavage / DD / gap year + Primary Education / Chichester
@Appuskidu / DD / Psychology / Birmingham
@Benjispruce4 / DD / Sociology / NTU
@BlueMarigold / DD / Biology / Birmingham
@boxcar / DD / English and Drama / Birmingham
@boxcar / DS / / Swansea
@Cantonet / DS / Sports Science / Surrey
@cariadambyth / DD / History / RHUL
@Chewbecca / DS / Economics / Loughborough
@ChristopherTracy / DS / Mech Eng / Nottingham
@CinnamonOrangeCremeBrulee / DD / Music / Cardiff
@coffeeandbiscuittime / DD / Medicine / waiting list
@collywobble / DS / PPE / Loughborough
@Comefromaway / DS / Music / Leeds Conservatoire
@craggyrat / DS / History / Cambridge
@crazycrofter / DD / Psychology / Nottingham
@Decorhate / DS / Economics and Politics / Sheffield
@Delphigirl / DS / Oceanography / gap year + Plymouth (or Dalhousie?)
@DoggerelBank / DS / Biotechnology / Manchester
@ealingwestmum / DD / Middle Eastern & European Studies / Durham, TCD
@EwwSprouts / DS / Biology / Durham
@EquallyDivided / DS / Wildlife Conservation and Countryside Management / RAU
@Fiddlersgreen / DS / Journalism / Leicester
@Fonty / DS / History / Exeter
@Fruitygal / DD / Biology / Durham
@GoldenRuby / DD / Anthropology and Sociology / Durham
@HarrietDVane / DD / MFL / Warwick
@Hattifatteners / DD / Vet Med / Bristol
@Heifer / DD / Biology / Nottingham
@HibiscusIsland / DD / Biological Sciences / Warwick
@HoneyMobster / DD / Medicine / Oxford
@Horace123 / DS / Classics / Oxford
@horrificbiology / DD / Biology / Lancaster
@icanbewhatiwant / DS / History and Philosophy / Sussex
@Isthisjustnormal / DS / Comp Sci / York
@JustHereWithMyPopcorn / DS / Law / Nottingham
@KingscoteStaff / DD / Medicine / Newcastle
@kiwiandcherries / DD / Primary Education / Winchester
@Knickerthief1 / DD / Child Nursing / York
@Mango0 / DD / Maths / Lancaster
@MirandaWest / DS / gap year + Geography / Newcastle
@MondaysChild7 / DD / Interior Design / USW
@Monkey2001 / DS / Medicine / 2023 entry
@mummabear74 / DD / Environmental Science / tbc
@mummyinbeds / DS / Law and French Law / Nottingham
@NCTDN / DD / Liberal Arts / Bristol
@Northumberlandlass / DS / Accounting / Northumbria
@Oblomov22 / DS / Accountancy / PwC Nottingham
@OublietteBravo / DD / Business with Law / Exeter
@PaddingtonPaddington / DD / Music / RWCMD
@Pangolinfan / DD / Economics and Politics / Edinburgh
@PhotoDad / DD / Illustration / ARU
@Piggywaspushed / DS / Policy, Politics and Economics / Birmingham
@ProggyMat / DD / Classics / Oxford
@Sallyingon / DS / Lancaster
@sazzy5 / DS / Sport and Exercise Med Sci / Exeter
@scabby1 / DS / Economics and Politics / Bristol
@Seeline / DD / Liberal Arts / UEA
@Shimy / DS / Management / Warwick
@singingstones / DS / Neuroscience / Nottingham
@Siriusmuggle / DS / BMus Music Performance / RNCM
@sofakingcool / DS / Business Economics / Reading
@stephaniestephanie / DS / Film + TV with Innovation / Bristol
@Takeittotheboss / DS / gap year + Economics / Liverpool
@TangoWhiskyAlphaTango / DD / Politics + IR / Bath
@Tomnooktoldmeto / DD / Creative Writing and Media / NTU
@Tomnooktoldmeto / DS / History / NTU
@Tryingmybest13 / DS / Archaeology / Bangor
@Volterra / DS / Maths / Bath
@whatsnext2 / DD / English joint hons / Reading
@Wheresthebeach / DD / gap year + Marine Biology / Portsmouth
@Zebracat / DD / Flexible Combined Honours / Exeter

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cariadambyth · 31/08/2022 10:09

Thanks for the new thread and the list. It’s all feeling very real and grown up isn’t it?!

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Oblomov22 · 31/08/2022 10:11

Thanks for new thread. This feels very odd in this section.

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sofakingcool · 31/08/2022 10:53

singingstones · 31/08/2022 09:05

Latest list:

@278Newnames / DS / Engineering / Bath
@Alsoplayspiccolo / DD / English and Film / Birmingham
@AnneofCleavage / DD / gap year + Primary Education / Chichester
@Appuskidu / DD / Psychology / Birmingham
@Benjispruce4 / DD / Sociology / NTU
@BlueMarigold / DD / Biology / Birmingham
@boxcar / DD / English and Drama / Birmingham
@boxcar / DS / / Swansea
@Cantonet / DS / Sports Science / Surrey
@cariadambyth / DD / History / RHUL
@Chewbecca / DS / Economics / Loughborough
@ChristopherTracy / DS / Mech Eng / Nottingham
@CinnamonOrangeCremeBrulee / DD / Music / Cardiff
@coffeeandbiscuittime / DD / Medicine / waiting list
@collywobble / DS / PPE / Loughborough
@Comefromaway / DS / Music / Leeds Conservatoire
@craggyrat / DS / History / Cambridge
@crazycrofter / DD / Psychology / Nottingham
@Decorhate / DS / Economics and Politics / Sheffield
@Delphigirl / DS / Oceanography / gap year + Plymouth (or Dalhousie?)
@DoggerelBank / DS / Biotechnology / Manchester
@ealingwestmum / DD / Middle Eastern & European Studies / Durham, TCD
@EwwSprouts / DS / Biology / Durham
@EquallyDivided / DS / Wildlife Conservation and Countryside Management / RAU
@Fiddlersgreen / DS / Journalism / Leicester
@Fonty / DS / History / Exeter
@Fruitygal / DD / Biology / Durham
@GoldenRuby / DD / Anthropology and Sociology / Durham
@HarrietDVane / DD / MFL / Warwick
@Hattifatteners / DD / Vet Med / Bristol
@Heifer / DD / Biology / Nottingham
@HibiscusIsland / DD / Biological Sciences / Warwick
@HoneyMobster / DD / Medicine / Oxford
@Horace123 / DS / Classics / Oxford
@horrificbiology / DD / Biology / Lancaster
@icanbewhatiwant / DS / History and Philosophy / Sussex
@Isthisjustnormal / DS / Comp Sci / York
@JustHereWithMyPopcorn / DS / Law / Nottingham
@KingscoteStaff / DD / Medicine / Newcastle
@kiwiandcherries / DD / Primary Education / Winchester
@Knickerthief1 / DD / Child Nursing / York
@Mango0 / DD / Maths / Lancaster
@MirandaWest / DS / gap year + Geography / Newcastle
@MondaysChild7 / DD / Interior Design / USW
@Monkey2001 / DS / Medicine / 2023 entry
@mummabear74 / DD / Environmental Science / tbc
@mummyinbeds / DS / Law and French Law / Nottingham
@NCTDN / DD / Liberal Arts / Bristol
@Northumberlandlass / DS / Accounting / Northumbria
@Oblomov22 / DS / Accountancy / PwC Nottingham
@OublietteBravo / DD / Business with Law / Exeter
@PaddingtonPaddington / DD / Music / RWCMD
@Pangolinfan / DD / Economics and Politics / Edinburgh
@PhotoDad / DD / Illustration / ARU
@Piggywaspushed / DS / Policy, Politics and Economics / Birmingham
@ProggyMat / DD / Classics / Oxford
@Sallyingon / DS / Lancaster
@sazzy5 / DS / Sport and Exercise Med Sci / Exeter
@scabby1 / DS / Economics and Politics / Bristol
@Seeline / DD / Liberal Arts / UEA
@Shimy / DS / Management / Warwick
@singingstones / DS / Neuroscience / Nottingham
@Siriusmuggle / DS / BMus Music Performance / RNCM
@sofakingcool / DS / Business Economics / Reading
@stephaniestephanie / DS / Film + TV with Innovation / Bristol
@Takeittotheboss / DS / gap year + Economics / Liverpool
@TangoWhiskyAlphaTango / DD / Politics + IR / Bath
@Tomnooktoldmeto / DD / Creative Writing and Media / NTU
@Tomnooktoldmeto / DS / History / NTU
@Tryingmybest13 / DS / Archaeology / Bangor
@Volterra / DS / Maths / Bath
@whatsnext2 / DD / English joint hons / Reading
@Wheresthebeach / DD / gap year + Marine Biology / Portsmouth
@Zebracat / DD / Flexible Combined Honours / Exeter

Reading that list, we've got a bloody bunch of brain boxes!!

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omnishambles · 31/08/2022 10:57

'adult children'?? Wowsers.

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singingstones · 31/08/2022 11:05

Reading that list, we've got a bloody bunch of brain boxes!!

It's a great collection of courses and unis isn't it - even though the world is obviously a complete shitshow right now, the amazing DC on this thread do give me some hope for the future.

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ealingwestmum · 31/08/2022 12:07

Hello, it feels like I'm stepping into an unfamiliar room, and then recognise all the faces already here :)

My big child is almost 19. Really scary. Looking forward to those italics turning to standard text on the next thread Singing, fingers crossed!

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OublietteBravo · 31/08/2022 12:19

Hello! Thanks for the new thread.

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CinnamonOrangeCremeBrulee · 31/08/2022 12:27

Thanks so much @singingstones . I do love the fact that there is such a variety of courses /institutions.

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EquallyDivided · 31/08/2022 12:37

Marking my spot for later, thanks @CinnamonOrangeCremeBrulee and @singingstones

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Piggywaspushed · 31/08/2022 12:48

Stamps foot. DS is not an adult. I still tuck him in at night.

I think I am going to get dreadful Empty Nest syndrome. He's my best buddy.
Thanks OP for new thread.
Laptop bought today - DS parted with some of his savings to buy it . hopefully, it's reliable!

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crazycrofter · 31/08/2022 12:57

Thanks for the new thread!

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Alsoplayspiccolo · 31/08/2022 13:06

Thanks for the new thread and fabulous new list, cinnamon and singing.
I'm completely in awe at all our DCs, with their their exciting and inspiring next destinations - (almost) makes me wish I was 18 again!

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PhotoDad · 31/08/2022 13:07

Thanks for the thread! What an incredibly varied list!

My DD's latest pre-uni purchases have been an entirely plan fabric backpack so she can embroider/decorate it, and a teeny tiny folding camp-stool which fits in said backpack so that she can sit and sketch anywhere. Plus she stumbled on a half-price clearance sale of art supplies at The Works and now has lots of sketchbooks. Somehow I don't think I'll add those to the "what should I take to uni" threads as they're a bit niche! 😀

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Zebracat · 31/08/2022 13:07

Thanks for the thread. Crikey, we made it !

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HarrietDVane · 31/08/2022 13:13

Thanks for the new thread and updated list!

We are still waiting for accommodation to be confirmed - hopefully DD will hear this week.

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