Cut The Cord Already

Aghast at college students who phone their parents a half-dozen times a day, Terry Castle makes the case for disengaging:

Parents, in my opinion, have to be finessed, thought around, even as we love them: They are so colossally wrong about so many important things. And even when they are not, paradoxically, even when they are 100 percent right, the imperative remains the same: To live an "adult" life, a meaningful life, it is necessary, I would argue, to engage in a kind of symbolic self-orphaning. 

Conversely, Nona Willis Aronowitz isn't worried about adults living with their parents. Previous coverage of different parenting styles here.