“At first I took it as being selfish: Why would you hold that information?” Taylor told VICE. Adult millennial children report feeling increasingly out of touch with their parents when it comes to important family issues. Studies have shown that unsolicited advice, lifestyle differences, and financial strain are major contributors of tension between parents and their adult children. Still, frequently calling and visiting parents might not be enough for parents who are determined to keep their kids in the dark. Greenhalgh doesn’t feel like a valued member of the family when her parents aren’t forthcoming with life updates.