I just wonder whether I am fussing over nothing...
If youâ€™d asked me, Iâ€™d say youâ€™re fussing over nothing. But I do know exactly how you feel. I was in a similar situation when my only son (I have another DD) left home for boarding school and he wasnâ€™t even coming home daily like your DS does.
And he was only 10
at that time â€“ two years younger than your son!
Believe me, youâ€™d feel even more guilty (maybe for the rest of your life) had you not allowed your DS to do what heâ€™s supposed to do now.
Did you say Fettes College in Edinburgh? Just ask this person who graduated from there to become Prime Minister for 10 years from 1997~2007 whether he regretted it or not for having attended Fettes.
A message I posted at this forum a few months ago may be of some help: