Another school year ends and yet another flock of high school seniors heads out into the world. This is a major milestone, although many seniors view it merely as a transition to college, the military, or a job.
In coming decades, though, most grads will look back and recall fondly those days of math, science, dances, football games, and maybe a broken heart (hopefully not the latter). For parents, however, it's a bittersweet time. That cute little girl or boy they saw off to their first day of school a dozen years or so ago has become an adult, with preferences, attitudes, and goals of his or her own. Moms and Dads know that it's time to let go, at least a little.