Some parents might be cracking out the champagne and celebrating once their offspring finally leave the nest, but others have a much harder time of letting go.
Leaving your kids at uni can be a nerve-wracking time, so be kind to your folks. If you're feeling frustrated when your parents complain that you haven't spoken to them in months, remember it could be worse. Here's how to spot a real helicopter parent.
1) They start a nation-wide search when you don’t answer your phone
2) They just won't leave....
…or they actually go to the effort of moving house to stay with you at uni:
3) They do all your cooking and cleaning for you
(Well, there have to be some upsides to having your parents around...)
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Do you know any helicopter parents? Share your stories in the comments