I just saw a friend post this article. Much of the article refers to gracefully letting go of our adult children as they head off to college, it also explores the idea of letting go amid "communications technology" and space and room for both to grow. http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/03/03/opinion/david-brooks-leaving-and-cleaving.html However, as I read the last paragraph, I noted that it can also largely apply to us, as parents, in this group. I find the last sentence, particularly, very refreshing and empowering. Hope you all do, too. "Communications technology encourages us to express whatever is on our minds in that instant. It makes self-restraint harder. But sometimes healthy relationships require self-restraint and self-quieting, deference and respect (at the exact moments when those things are hardest to muster). So today a new kind of heroism is required. Feelings are hurt and angry words are at the ready. But they are held back. You can’t know the future, but at least you can walk into it as your best and highest self."