You probably have heard about helicopter parents. Most professors and university administrators agree that hovering over your son or daughter in college is not teaching them how to be responsible for their own actions.
A woman in Iowa placed this ad in the Des Moines Register:
OLDS 1999 Intrigue. Totally uncool parents who obviously don't love teenage son, selling his car. Only driven for three weeks before snoopy mom who needs to get a life found booze under front seat. $3700/offer. Call meanest mom on the planet.
The son is a freshman business major at Briar Cliff University. The mother, Jane Hambleton, says she got over 70 phone calls from people supporting her action.