Well, thank you for that! I think our kids are always our kids and my son is amazingly independent. I don't think our helping him financially has kept him from being independent. At the same time, my Father continues to help his children out anytime we need it. In fact, I am taking a graduate course now that cost 2,0000. That was a bit steep for me, so he offered to pay part of it. He is in a place where he can do it and he wants to. He is like your parents, he doesn't see a reason to try to take the money with him.