So, you've almost made it to the finish line. Your kid is going to graduate high school soon and venture off into the real world—paying their own bills, too, if you're lucky.
I've been there before myself—a dad excited for his child's next big adventure. But, as excited as I am, I'm at least as terrified that they aren't ready. Have you prepared them as well as you need to for a full-time job? For taking care of themselves? For dealing with relationships and—infinitely scarier—with sex?
Your kid may already be having sex. You may know it or not. Either way, once they're out of your house, you have far fewer chances to parent. With that in mind, take advantage of the time you have left to make sure they're ready to deal with whatever life throws at them.
Yes, thinking about the sexual culture your young adult offspring will be entering once they live on their own can cause a rush of panic.