When a student says that they're ready to be on their own, ask them to take a very brief quiz to evaluate their readiness. The quiz is called "Are You Ready for a Typical Day as An Adult?" The quiz asks questions such as "Your car breaks down on the way to work. What is the first thing you do?" Few youth will say "Call the boss." They can score themselves from "Ready for Independence" to "Don't Leave Home Without More Education." The full quiz is really quite provocative and compelling.There are dozens and dozens more ideas like this throughout our site, see link below.