“Helicopter parents take over every aspect of children’s future” (Guardian)
It is understandable that parents as the main finance source are keen to be involved in their young adults future in university this has always been the case to a degree. The danger now is we have many more universities and thousands more student attending, student who would have been in college and attending from home and many who would have been working so we are now talking about another level of student who would not have in past times opted to leave home and venture out to uni. Parents will need to get the balance right between supporting these youngsters until they have reached the time they are comfortable in going it alone and when they still need parental support. The art of parenting is to learn how to hold on to your off spring and when to let go and allow them to fly alone, probably a more difficult task for the parents than the youngsters.