So much is suddenly private after 18 years of so little being private. In most cases parents will not be able to make medical treatment decisions for you. Without permission – no access to medical records, especially mental health records. No access to substance abuse records.
Parents may lose access to education records – including grades, schedules and financial accounts. Student’s permission is now needed. Tuition bills go to student, not the parent, no matter who is paying. Parents cannot make financial decisions nor take control over 18 year old’s assets