It’s a part of the natural cycle of most living things: babies grow up and eventually leave the nest. Granted, in humans the process takes quite a bit longer, but that can make the separation all the more fraught with anxiety.
With the new academic year about to begin, big changes are in store in the homes of soon-to-be college freshmen. The transition from high school to college can be as much of an adjustment for parents as it is for their children. As difficult as it might be, both parties must “let go” — as an essential part of the learning process, and as an important next step in the evolution of the parent/child relationship.