I have 2 daughters, Kate in grade 8, and Madeleine in grade 12. Maybe this month away from Kate will begin to prepare me for Madeleine going to college next year. This is a big transition year for our family and I love to watch the changes. When my daughters have to make a tough choice, I am proud of the processes they go through. They are thoughtful young women and even when they make mistakes, they learn from it. That is all I can ask for! I am a bit nervous for Kate to be away, but I understand that this kind of opportunity can really help sharpen her decision-making, critical thinking and individuality. Please take good care of her!