....is is inappropriate to ask for help from your parents? DH & I are 31 and have been on our own since we were 19/20 with very minimal help from either side of our families, so I realize my views on this will be skewed, however, I find it odd that I still have people around me accepting & asking for help from their parents. For example, a cousin of mine (also same age) slipped and told me that her mom pays for her vacation every year. I don't think people "need" to have a vacation, so I found this a little extreme. Don't get me wrong - DH & I have every intent of helping our [future] children in ways our parents never did, despite of both of upbringings, while still maintaining a healthy balance of them earning their own rewards too. I feel that when you have no back up plan, you may work a little harder towards things. I just wanted to open the discussion because I am curious to see people's views on this, read some examples, etc. Dh & I just feel that any help (specifically monetary help) after a certain point shouldn't be expected.