If you consider yourself an adult, it doesn't matter what you think you've accomplished — if you get a penny from your parents, you're still a child.
I’ve told them that the financial assistance can’t continue because Dad will need his money to pay for his care. I read that this situation happens a lot in families, where the kids will milk an elderly, wealthy, sympathetic parent or grandparent, sometimes draining their savings.
Adult children can seriously take advantage of their parents–and seriously be moochers. Last month I wrote a series on what it’s reasonable for senior parents to expect from their adult children, because many parents in their golden years are asking far too much of their kids.