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    The "greet and return kid to the train station" would have to be set in stone. There are predators of all kinds who hang around train/bus stations looking for young people who are alone and who seem out of place.
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    I think that's hyperbole to be honest. A 17 year old kid should be old enough to take trains and buses into large cities by themselves. We're not talking about 8 year olds who might fall for the "I'm a friend of your parents" routine.

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    I'm on the "it depends on the kid" bench but generally with a high school senior I'd be fine with it.

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    Considering a good portion of them will be living away from home the following year I think little bursts of independence like this are practically mandatory

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    I would love to be wrong. Yogagirl's Avatar
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    Plus they're out of your hair for a while. Win Win!

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    I also should add that I would definitely let both of mine go by the time they are seniors. Because of their birthdays and the school cut off dates here, they will both start senior year at 17 and turn 18 shortly after (October for Johnny and November for Matthew). If my 18 year old can't travel alone, I would be worried about their future. Now do I WANT them traveling alone? No. Because I am overprotective, but at that point, I think I HAVE to let them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Old Goat View Post
    Considering a good portion of them will be living away from home the following year I think little bursts of independence like this are practically mandatory
    Exactly.

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