Helicopter Parenting

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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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Registered: 06-27-1998
Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:42pm

Sav...It's interesting, we are move involved now with the parents as our boys have gotten older.  We used to see each other on a regular basis with a variety of activites and now that we have nothing formal since they are in high school, we formed something formal and spend time together with and without our boys on a regular basis.  

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:44pm

savcal2011 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">hazeleyes2013</em> wrote:</div> I am speaking of outside parties where you take the child for a little over an hour. No need to drive home for a few mins and come back or have to drive around to find something to do.</blockquote></p><p>

This too changes as the kids get older. My kids haven't been to an hour or 90minute long party in years.  The parties The Girl goes to are usually 4-5 hours, if not overnight.  The Boy's parties tend to be overnight.</p>

Yes, same for my kids.  They haven't been to a 60-90 minute party since probably...kindergarten, maybe first grade?  Most of them are for the evening or overnight and have been for ages.  That could also be a regional difference?  

PumpkinAngel

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:47pm
Bord...I am mainly speaking of outside parties, not in the home. Ones in the home, very rare in my 14 + years of being a parent we stayed too but then again, they were younger and it was more of a everyone is invited party not just the kids.
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Registered: 02-23-2013
Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:51pm
I never said Bord that it was not fine for me if anyone left their kids at a party. Again, most parties IME are at places and not at home and if they were at home, they have entertainment that comes in to entertain the kids. I have only had 2 home parties and the parents did not stay as the kids were older. I don't have a large enough home to have all the kids and parents come so I always had them outside the home until a certain age.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:52pm

Think inside one box, hazeleyes, It's a small, small world.  Lol. 

 


 


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Registered: 02-23-2013
Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:54pm
Savcal--my daughter has gone to MS, new kids, and HS, new kids and I have met many of the parents she has gone to parties at (bday or other parties) but then again I see them at other sport events and community things. I have gone to other parties at their homes without my daughter also.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:57pm

<<Thardy, You were missed....  But welcome back!>>

Thanks.  I didn't know this board was hopping again.

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:58pm
So we are talking very different kinds of parties, which may again be a regional thing. When my kid were small most parties were at the birthday child's home.
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Registered: 02-23-2013
Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:59pm
Yes Savcal. I have one in high school and one in elementary school. Still doing the parties like that with the youngest.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:59pm

DS didn't have a 10th bd party but he's been to a couple this year.  DD turns 16 next Summer, We'll throw her a sweet 16 as will her sister and brother get that too, that's only fair.  That will probably be it. 

 


 


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