Many parents will feel excited as well as saddened this June as they watch their child walk across a stage, where they will be presented with their traveling papers (diploma). This emotional moment is a time to recognize your graduate's achievements and dedication to their future, as well as recognizing your own achievements.
Regardless if your child is leaving Nevada County to go off to a college located in an exciting far away land, attending Nevada Union, Bear River High School or one of the many county middle schools, there is an open door awaiting each of us.
Each door in life presents an emotional challenge that comes with change, due to the unknown. The door that closed, can not be re-opened, but it can be remembered fondly. How each parent and graduate handles the changes and challenges that have been presented can only be determined by ones-self, over time.
Embrace the experience, as the only constant in life is change.