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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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:28pm

Franzia isn't bad, I call it cheap b/c it is less expensive than a fancier wine I drink with company or at a restaurant.  The Today show had a wine connosier on a while ago and he was talking good wines, how to order a good one, etc, All the ones they tested were zinfandels (except one I think) and that surprised me.  Affordable wines are nothing to gawk at. 

 


 


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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:30pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>  No, I understand the definitions and I never said that it didn't happen nor that it was universal.  I do find it amusing for you, haz and jam to keep telling me what is common in my region depite three posters experiences otherwise.  Quite amusing actually.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Or sad.  Amusing or sad. ;)  The last thing you ever mentioned was the term "universal."  I did.  Instead you've  used the word "regional."  I don't think anyone, including Bord, Green, Regina(!) have agreed with that.  Sild has something in violation of our constitution ~ involuntary servitude...Being "forced" to help at the kid's birthday party.  That would be a pocket or an exclusively regional and international kids' birthday tradition, not recognized throughout the US.</p>

Again, don't be so hard on yourself, I don't consider it sad, really I don't.  I do find it amusing though, as I admited earlier.

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:30pm

savcal2011 wrote:
Do I belive what about friends at a bar?

The same thing you said about having/not having friends at work.

savcal2011 wrote:
What are "bar friends"?

I'd have no idea.  Your friends are at the bar, not at kids' bd parties.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:32pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Franzia isn't bad, I call it cheap b/c it is less expensive than a fancier wine I drink with company or at a restaurant.  The Today show had a wine connosier on a while ago and he was talking good wines, how to order a good one, etc, All the ones they tested were zinfandels (except one I think) and that surprised me.  Affordable wines are nothing to gawk at. </p>

Were they zinfandels or white zinfandels? B/c one is a red wine and the other is a blush/rose wine. They are not the same thing.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:33pm

savcal2011 wrote:
  Not wasting company time today!  We are CLOSED for the blizzard.  Alas, I brought a huge pile of work home ....

I hear that.  So many blizzards for you, Bord and Pumpkinangel since at least 2010.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:36pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div> <span style="font-family:arial black,avant garde"> Well that's interesting</span> as haz claimed that she didn't know what region you are in but you know hers and you know jams and mine as well?  How so?  Further since you claim to not be in my region, how can you disagree with is common (or not) with kids birthday parties in my area?  I find it curious that not only do you claim to not live in my region, you ignore the posters in my region experiences to draw a conclusion that is not logical.</blockquote></p><p><em>That's</em> interesting?  Well, okay. <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" title="Surprised" border="0" /></p><p>Haz may not know my region but accepts that I clarify I am not from her region. <em> stickwithme.....</em></p><p>And 2.) ;) I fully take your word for it that dump-and-run (look, I made a new word) is common in your area because you've said it's so.  And are even proud of it.  So, I'm on your side. </p>

It is interesting!  She doesn't know your region and you stated earlier that you don't think you know hers...and then when it becomes a debate point, you now know!  Amazing how that happens.  

And now poof your comment of "dump and run" has suddenly become something I said and now you claim that I'm proud of something I never said?  LoL, oh boy...I can't wait to see what you spin up next in this little piece of fiction you have working up.  Do you honestly think anyone believe I said that?  If you do, I have a some beach front property to sell you....real cheap.  :)

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:38pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
  Perhas it's a mom thing or getting old thing (or combination) but I don't consider bar friends an appropriate circle of friends anymore, JMO!

I actually have no problem with someone sidling up to a bar and making friends.  I just disagree they will be there for one when life gets tough or otherwise outside the bar.  Drinking buddies are fine pals I'm sure.  But not a point to criticize the rest of us making meaningful friendships, even with parents at bd parties.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:41pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>  Haz actully (sic) currently agrees with the adults don't attend kids parties much past early elementary school at the moment, which of course contradicts early posts.  So yes, while we disagreed in the beginning of this thread, a contradiction was made and now we agree.   Got it? </blockquote></p><p>No, I don't get it.  Hazeleyes has been consistent that many, many E.S. age bd parties involve parents staying.  Not all.  I've read all of your posts.  And all of Hazeleyes' posts.  Can you quote and give the page # where Hazeleyes says what you say.  All I've seen is Hazeleyes trying with great success to clarify any adamant untruths about not staying at any E.S. bd parties.</p><p>Thanks in advance.</p>

I'm sorry you are still confused, can I suggest starting on page 3 (after you change the number of posts to 50 per page) and then start reading from there?  That will surely clear things up for you, I hope.  Here is a quote where she states that "We always stayed...

hazeleyes2013 wrote:

Same thing with our kids too Jam. We always stayed at birthday parties in elementary school.Most parents are friends and enjoy the time they can spend together while the kids are off doing their party thing.

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:43pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
  I really love how you all completely dismiss what you've been told by ppl who live in the same region whose experiences mirror one another. But since you brought it up, I don't recall any parents sticking around at my bday parties when I was kid, either. So this whole drop off thing must not be a new phenomenon since it was happening in the 70s and 80s. And I was born and raised 10 minutes from where I live now.

Then why did you agree with Pumpkinangel that the drop and run is the norm but staying when invited and mingling with the other adults is regional?  It's not.

We should all read before jumping on the Blindly-bash-Hazeleyes-and-Jamblessed-once-again.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 4:43pm

rollmops2009 wrote:
<p>Regina, some white zins are not half bad actually. It takes a bit of searching, but they exist.</p>

If I am drinking a zin, I prefer the hearty dry red ones.  The only sweet wine I can drink is a late harvest or eiswein.

PumpkinAngel

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