Family Goes Strong: The Gap Year: A Good Idea?

Like his bride-to-be, Kate Middleton, Prince William took off a year between high school and college. In fact, the royal website boasts about it: "Like many students, The Duke of Cambridge chose to have a gap year before beginning his university course in order to travel and gain a variety of new experiences." Is it OK for regular folks (such as your sons and daughters) to follow the Kate and Will's example and not head straight to college? Yes.