I kept my kids on an insanely tight leash senior year. I monitored their every movement and made them check in constantly. In short, I drove them crazy. And then I didn't. Once they were on the downslope of senior year, once everything they could do for college admission had been done, I let them take some victory laps, the well-deserved privilege of senior year. They broke curfews, went out on a few school nights and had a taste of freedom to come. It is not easy letting them go and do, but if they are not allowed to do it at this time, what will they do when they are on their own? Well, probably what many of us did with our first taste of freedom...we went a bit crazy! Therefore, I think easing them into it is the best plan, and sets the stage for trust when they are off to college.