The board is slow, so I'm going to throw something out.
Well yes but as the op stated, if
For me it's important, I see a different side of my child when we are alone together without the other members of the family.
That's a bummer.
Outside of the obvious difference, I think it varies between families.
Just be thankful you are on a different continent. Teaching a teen to drive is one of the scarier things I have done in my life.
I am hopeful we will stopping by someday soon. With college tuition payments starting this time next year it's really hard to buy six International airline tickets right now.
You forget running errands, there are so many errands to run.
See post 18 for context.