The aim of the undertaken research was to get to know the opinions of young people preparing to enter adulthood, about their parents as educational and vocational counsellors. The study used the diagnostic survey method. 184 first-year students of full-time studies studying social sciences in Lublin took part in it. They used the author’s questionnaire and semantic differential technique (SD). As a result of the conducted analyses, it was found that the vast majority of respondents talked to their parents about their professional future. Students did not always consider such conversations to be helpful in making educational and vocational choices. In the opinion of the respondents, the parents played a rather significant role in the decisions they made. Students rated their mothers rather than their fathers much more highly as counsellors.