An Open Letter to Parents of High School Students

Not too many years ago, I sat at the orientation for incoming students at Milton High, listening eagerly to descriptions of the many opportunities that awaited my daughter - the array of Advanced Placement courses offered, the clubs that she might participate in, the plays and musical events she might perform in, sports she might play.  I was excited for her and couldn't wait for her to find the things that she would want to do, to excel in, to derive joy from.  But sometimes life is what happens when you are planning something else.

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