My college roommate and her friends lacked independence. They used to ask me to go to the doctor's office with them. I would ask them why and they would tell me: "So we can sit in the waiting room together!", now just imagine my reaction...
My mother was a single-parent from birth until even now, honestly. She had to work all the time so my brother and I had to take the metro bus home when we were in elementary school. I eventually took the bus by myself, had to walk home myself, sometimes went to the corner store to buy myself my OWN candy (I must've been 7). I was forced to be independent at a young age. I got my first JOB as soon as I turned 16 and I have bought my own clothes, makeup, cellphone, laptop, car, car insurance, health insurance ever since. My mom didn't have the money to make me "ballin'". Everything I currently have, I bought it myself.
So when I went to university I was SHOCKED. So many of the people I met were so dependent on their parents. I lived abroad by myself for months, and yet these kids can't even stay on campus for a week without running home to their parents.
Most of them, their cars were bought by their parents, their parents pay for the insurance, they are in their twenties and never had a job. They're spoiled and think that money falls from trees. I have never met such dependent people in my life in college! How can you be 21 years old and never had a job?! A lot of the students I knew acted like entry level jobs were "beneath them". I'm sorry, but you gotta' start somewhere. They were all so entitled as well.
I had to separate myself from them because and start hanging out with people who were hardworkers and knew the value of a dollar. I even had a friend yelling at her parents because she wanted to bring "HER" car to school. When it wasn't her car, her parents bought it and it was in their name. And they were paying for her apt. I feel if your parents are going to do all that, at least be grateful. Her parents paid 100% for school and parking permits on campus are $500, so I can understand why they didn't bring it because it was too expensive for me to bring my car as well.
I once took the bus with them downtown and the whole time they were complaining about how disgusting it was. They were in their 20's and never rode a bus. Since they, I haven't bothered to go DT with them.
I think some parents shelter their kids too much. And what you usually get is spoiled adults who think everything is beneath them