I am so confused. My sister keeps telling me how mature and grown-up her 23 year daughter is compared to most people her age and (older - I think she means me sometimes)..because she is saving up for her next big overseas trip. My sister feels this has matured her considerably.And yet...........she still 1) Packs her suitcase/bag when she goes away on holidays (even if it is to another state). 2) Still phones Restaruants to advise them of daughter's food allergy. 3) Still takes her to the Disneyland movies - they have Saturday date days where they enjoy Disney movies and breakfast together.4) helps her find places to rent(she doesn't live at home). 4) Helps her buy clothes(picks them out!)What were you doing at age 23? Do your parents still play a big part in your decision making? I am just curious. By age 17-18 my parents had left me to make a lot of my own decisions/choices.