My parents felt an obligation to pay for their 5 kids college education. Though I worked part time in college, and I’m sure my parents appreciated it, they never made me feel that I had to. I would guess most parents would want to pay for college, if they can afford it. This article that appeared in the Austin American Statesman suggests you make your kids take on part of the responsibility of paying for college, even if you can afford to pay for it. Click Here to go to the article.