A funny thing happens nowadays when your child turns 18. Doctors who previously discussed your child’s health freely with you will no longer do so.

College administrators who will greet your child as an incoming freshman just two months from now will not discuss said freshman’s course selections, housing, or meal plan with parents – even though the parents are paying for all of it.

When your child is being pulled in many different directions simultaneously because of the “Three Shuns” – graduation, vacation, and matriculation, that is, and she asks you (her mother) to make several phone calls on her behalf to get information that she does not have time to get for herself, it is frustrating to be told to have your child call them directly.

But I guess I’d better get used to it.

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