Dakota Fanning's mother has moved into her Manhattan apartment so the teenage actress can learn some handy household tips as she studies at New York University.
The I Am Sam star moved from Los Angeles to the Big Apple to enrol at the prestigious establishment, but she is keeping her mum nearby until she feels confident enough to live by herself.
She tells W magazine, "Because I'm only 17, my mom is staying with me in my apartment for a little bit. She's teaching me how to wash clothes and such. But I'm so excited to be on my own.
"In my house in L.A., we all feel that everything is everybody's, and so doors are never really closed. My sister (Elle) and I share a bathroom, and when you have a sibling, nothing is actually your own. I've never really had anything or any place that was just mine."