If you are like most parents, letting a child go out into the world is one of the hardest things you will ever do. After all, you have always been there, taking care of your baby, planning his days, offering the best chance of success, and shaping your child's life. Now he is ready to go off to college to start living as an adult. Where does this leave you? How will your family cope with the change? While the transition from child to adult is often trying for teens, it can be equally stressful for families. However, by knowing what to expect and what you can do to help, this can be one of the greatest times your family will ever know.