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My 15yo, on the other hand, is ready to go tomorrow. She can't wait to be on her own.
My son is 17 and will be applying to colleges this fall. He has told me that he is absolutely terrified of leaving home to go to college. We live in a city that has a well-respected university and he wants to go to school there, simply because it would mean he could continue to live at home. I have no objection to him going to the university near us, but it's not an easy school to get into, so if he is not accepted, he'll be devastated.
I have told him that we would never kick him out of the house, and that he can stay home until he is ready to move out, but I don't want him missing college over this. We have discussed the possibility of taking a year off to live at home and work and then go to college.
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