University used to be the place where teenagers finally learned to look after themselves.And this costs how much...?
But now overprotective parents are sending them to camps to teach them even the most basic of life skills before they go.
They are paying for intensive residential courses where their teenagers are taught everything from what boiling water looks like to how to put on a duvet cover.
Cordon bleu chefs from some of the country's finest cookery schools also give classes on how a potato peeler works and how to turn on a grill.Excellent! Who said a fool and his money are soon parted...?
The organisers insist that today's 'convenience society' means mothers no longer have the time to pass on their knowledge to their children.
The Surrey Hills Cookery School in Leatherhead, Surrey, has been overwhelmed with demand for its two-day course called 'How to survive uni without mum', which costs £175.