For Freshmen, and to a lesser extent sophomores, this is not always a great thing.
Sure, older students have much to teach younger students about leadership and excelling at extracurricular activities, but it doesn’t end there.
It seems almost inconceivable that we could have a child this old, as our own high school days seem not so far removed.
Looking at your new high school child, who by now may be looking at you eye-to-eye, it is hard not to feel as though time has begun to accelerate and the road to the empty nest become clear.1) It’s even more important than before to stay connected to other mothers (parents).
Plans change but it helps to set goals from the start.