The only time anyone should ever say "congratulations" to you is once you have $60 million dollars in the bank and none of your children have grown up to be serial killers. Any other time is premature. Finishing high school? Please. That diploma is the equivalent of a participation certificate. College, the same. Getting a job is easy, and there are too many metrics for achieving actual success that I have to set the $60 million barrier for easy labeling. Even having a kid is easy, it's all the subsequent decisions that ensure they won't end up murdering scores of people that are the difficult part.