I gotta post this excerpt from a news item entitled: "College Student Wins Restraining Order Against Helicopter Parents!"
I mean it just made me, as a crusader of sorts in the battle to get enmeshed parents to let go of their children, this made me smile.
"Sometimes parents just don't know when to let go, but it's rare when a judge needs to intervene.That was the case for Aubrey Ireland, a 21-year-old music theater major at College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. She convinced a judge to grant her a restraining order against her parents, David and Julie Ireland. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Ireland told the court that despite making the dean's list, her parents would routinely drive 600 miles from Kansas to Ohio to make unannounced visits to her at school. Then they accused her of illegal drug use, promiscuity and mental illness.