I'm forever puzzled by the level of involvement my colleagues seem to have in the lives of their away from home,grown up children (most of them in very good/responsible jobs). A lot of them seem to have extremely close relationships and the parents seem to be kept up to date/involved in all aspects of said lives. At first,such a relationship does sound lovely but I'm just puzzled that children seem to give so much info to their parents. I would have cringed at the thought of my parents knowing so much and I've spend most of my adult life of telling them things on a need to know basis (and they did not need to know much). Is it just me or is it a generation thing?