I think my parents are at their best when they listen very attentively and say some variation of "You're the only one who has the whole story, and it sounds like you've thought this through a lot. You should do what you think is best. Let us know if we are somehow involved in this plan. Also, you're great."
Seriously, what could be better than that? *lucky*
-- Little Red, who is very glad all the time to have parents with extensive training in self-awareness and conscious communication :) rock on, the ashram.