I have helicopter parents and it sucks. I'm 37 and my mom called me when my fiance and I were in the process of buying a house, and she cried on the phone while I was at work, telling me I was making the biggest mistake of my life financially and that she cant believe I did it without their help and blah blah blah.
She never trusts me and she always tells me I'm making mistakes. She is the reason I didnt go to grad school and that I spent 3 years of college majoring in Elementary Education before I, who was paying for college, decided to ignore her and major in English. But had I majored in English in the first place, I could have done so much more with my education. But she's never believed in me, never supported my writing, and it's frustrating as all hell.
Parents need to let go and let their children be who they are. Even Bono. Sorry.