I would like to hear from current parents, mids, cadets, etc. on what types of information you give or want to hear from home, i.e., serious illnesses, pet dies, girlfriend/boyfriend ill, friend dies.....how much do we as parents share and how much do you want to know and when do you want to know it? For example, my son who will be at USNA has a 102 year old grandmother (of whom he is extremely close to) who is starting to fail. If she dies while he is away, does he want to know right away or is it something we should hold off on telling him? We figured we should have this discussion soon before I-Day so that we know what our son wants to hear and when he wants to hear it. When is it best to share these things that will inevitably happen? What are the rules on attending funerals and weddings?