Explore the emotional and practical challenges of parenting emigrant children. This article offers insights into maintaining connections across borders, providing support and understanding, and bridging geographical divides between parents and their children.
Emigration is increasingly becoming a reality for South Africans. To date, research on emigration has largely focused on the economic effect and the associated loss of expertise in the country. To a lesser degree research has focused on the devastating effects of distance and the lower intimacy levels on intergenerational relationships of transnational families. The relationship as it was known… Read More »“My granny lives in a computer”: Experiences of Transnational Grandparenthood
Wat moet ʼn mens doen om ʼn besonderse verhouding met jou kleinkind te hê? Om meer uit te vind het Sulette Ferreira met ds. Danie du Toit gaan gesels. “Van kleins af het ek my oupa gebel as ek gewonder het oor dinge: My oupa is ʼn denker, ʼn verlanger, en een van die hoof- editors van al my gedigte en… Read More »Die waarde van ‘n uitsonderlike oupa
In today’s progressively interconnected world, international relocation or emigration, whether forced or by choice, has become a reality that touches nearly all corners of the globe. South Africa is no exception and has lost many former citizens to emigration,especially over the last two decades. This phenomenon has led to many parents being left behind in South Africa after the emigration of their child(ren).