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The college years are a time of change and development for both students and their parents. Predictably, both face the challenges of transition and the need to "let go" with a combination of excitement, discomfort, confusion, and fear. Some familiarity with what to expect can ease these challenges for all members of the family. "Letting go" does not mean ending the parent-child relationship; college students will continue to need firm parental support and guidance. Over time, however, parents will need to "let go" of certain old ways of relating to their son or daughter while negotiating new ways of relating in the future.