If you're not a parent ... don't read this. This post is for parents. Your child is abroad and you're nervous. All too often we explain to parents when they call for information about the program their child is on that we can’t talk to them about very much since our agreement is with their child … who happens to be an adult. But when you’re the parent and you’re on the receiving end of that line, it isn’t a “happy place” you're in. You didn't want that answer.