Behind their back they're called helicopter parents because they hover over their children and make a lot of noise rescuing them whenever difficulty arises. They have no qualms about intervening even on behalf of 25-year-old offspring. They might protest what they deem an unfair grade or demand to know what is being said in counseling sessions. At the very least, helicopter parents want to know what the university is doing to help their children thrive. If something occurs that they don't like, they're apt to dial the university president directly. All in all the pressure of teenagers come from parents.