Helicopter Parenting

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Sat, 02-23-2013 - 6:56am

In an effort to move on from the other thread, Lol......  What is helicopter parenting IYO?  Do you see it only at school or in other settings as well?  What does it look like?  Provide examples if you can, Thank you. 

 


 


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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:35pm

hazeleyes2013 wrote:
Are you reading my posts at all PKA? -some once or twice a year (but speak to them on a regular basis) and some much often than that.

Yes I read and quoted that in my comments actually.  So...

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:34pm
To me Savcal...friends are important. I would rather work less hours and less time catering to myself and spend time with family and friends. Nothing wrong with a small amount of friends but that would not stop me from meeting new people and having relationships with them and maybe even having those people get close to them too.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:33pm

hazeleyes2013 wrote:
Nope, no contradiction. I have always said I don't go to my HS child's parties.

That is simply not true.

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:31pm
I've dropped off if no parents stay. I stay (my oldest is in middle school) more often than not because home parties generally have an adult table and buffet. A different menu/tables for the children's food. I don't know if it's regional as I don't think I live near Hazeleyes. This is from Thardy.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:31pm

hazeleyes2013 wrote:
Yes I did list TV as one as I have said before we are a TV family. I did not say I based everything on that. lol. Please re-read.

OH yes tv is just like the internet, everything said must be true.  :)  Please note that I didn't say that you based everything on that, please reread.  LoL

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:30pm

hazeleyes2013 wrote:
No one said to give up your 3-4 friends. If you feel that is all you can handle, that is fine. I have never limited myself to only a few friends as I think I have enough love for many friends. I am truly blessed with the friends I have now and don't take advantage of it. I appreciate it and know I am lucky to have friends like I do.

It isn't that I limit myself; it's that I"m human and there is only one of me.   I'd rather give my all to 3-4 really good friendships, than give 50 people just a little piece.   My friends and family deserve my best; they deserve all of me ... not just the little piece I'm able to throw their way.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:29pm

hazeleyes2013 wrote:
I personally do not know what region Tardy is in as if I even did, I wouldn't put up personal information up here. If Tardy wants that information out, Tardy will tell us.

Then why on earth are you using her comments as a point of reference if you don't even know what region she is in?  FYI, I wasn't asking you to post her region, just if you even knew it to use her as a point of reference for your region point.  LoL.

hazeleyes2013 wrote:

Once I though about it and heard other places do the same thing (you can check other people's posts here, I think Tardy said the same thing), I started believing it is not a regional thing but an individual thing.

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:29pm
Yes I did list TV as one as I have said before we are a TV family. I did not say I based everything on that. lol. Please re-read.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:28pm
Nope, no contradiction. I have always said I don't go to my HS child's parties.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 11:27pm

hazeleyes2013 wrote:
No, I am not basing my comments on only what I have seen on TV lololol. You do realize that I have friends in other states and areas of the country, right? lol.

Well, you listed that as one of your examples of how you know, lol.  Sure you do, lol.

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