I've been alternately encouraged and horrified by some of the things being said there, but I guess that's natural as one of the college kids in question. I've been thinking a lot about it, and I'm wondering how your parents (or how you think your parents) feel about the moving away issue. Have they limited where you can look to go? Are they picking your schools, or crossing ones off the list they don't like? Are they okay with the idea of you moving far away, or do they want you to get away from home so you can live a little?
I'm the youngest of seven and the last at home, so my parents have been through this quite a bit already. I have two sisters living in Florida, one brother on Long Island, and three of us girls in-state (Connecticut) still. Most of the schools I'm looking at are out-of-state, though within driving distance. The closest is Trinity, about three minutes away.
My parents have made it clear to me that they'll support me going anywhere, including overseas, if that's what I want. As my dad always tells me, "I just want you to be happy." They're really sincere about it, and they're involved in the process without being over-the-top with it. To be honest, I think the fact that my parents aren't controlling (or trying to be) is one of the reasons I want to stay near them.
Anyway, how do your parents feel about where you go? I'm wondering what the experience is like for other people. I guess since the parents have their thread, we can have ours.