College means freedom — freedom from a former life, freedom to reinvent yourself how you see fit. For many it's the first venture outside the family home, and away from prying parental eyes. But what happens when parents keep parenting their child after she's left the nest?

"Snowplow parents," as Boston Globe writer Bella English describes them, are no longer content simply "helicoptering in" for their child's first 18 years. Now they're bring the full force of parenting to bear on their kids' professors and administrators. It's the proverbial "short leash" made all the easier by cell phones and digital connections.

Jim Braude and  Margery Eagan asked callers if they fall into the "snowplow parent" category, and whether it can be damaging if parents don't cut the cord.

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