With these letters of mine, I’d like to guarantee you that your mum and I will always stand by you and that we won’t fall out if you don’t always follow our advice, as it’s natural, indeed almost necessary, that you yourself decide about plans for your future. And a bigger or smaller share of rebelliousness is part of growing up. After all, you’ll soon be a young man and then a man. And then you’ll need to be completely independent, responsible for your future.
The letters constitute interesting reading for all teenagers as well as their parents, as wisdom lovingly passed from father to son is universal, and it shows to the reader differently in different life periods. Evald Flisar addresses challenges and problems of life for which parents sometimes find it difficult to find the right words.