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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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 2:42pm

Can I just say that I am all jealous that anybody gets to drink any kind of wine on a regular basis?  I'm trying to lose some weight, and a glass of wine is too calorie-ific to have more than once or twice a month as a treat.  Can you tell I am feeling very sorry for myself here?Cry

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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 10:03am

we LOVE to do winery tours on vacations and trips - Napa is our dream -- maybe for our 5th anniversary in a few years-- but in the meantime I never thought of the Finger Lakes region - good idea!

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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 7:16am
Lol, That's funny Bord. We'll see what dangers lie ahead......

 


 


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Wed, 02-27-2013 - 2:54am

Marla, the relatives being all fancy drinking box wine, LOL.

Don't forget, though, that wine is good in cooking. Take a cut up chicken or any meat almost, soak it in the wine overnight, with a bay leaf, pepper corns and an onion. Dry and brown meat, add veggies, add marinade back in and simmer a long time. It always comes out nice and it is dead easy.

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 10:37pm
Jams, You KNOW how it all begins. Helicopter Parenting begins when parents can't leave their kids alone at birthday parties. Duh!!!
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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 9:23pm

I don't like a heavy wine or what my dad would call, robust, but that's me.  I pour a glass of wine almost every night when I start fixing dinner but I don't drink it with dinner, The sweetness would be too much. 

The Finger Lakes is a popular winery destination around here. 

 


 


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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 9:14pm

That was an interesting read Melissa, What I would have liked to have read is what specifically is not preparing kids for the real world..  Are these kids unhappy b/c mom and dad have always done things for them or are kids pressured to do what mom and dad want them to do even in college years?  I doubt a parent suddenly becomes a heliicopter parent by sending her kid off to college and calling professors for grades, When did that start and how did it start and to whose expectations are children living up to?   Lol, The timing is funny, Thanks for sharing....

 


 


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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 6:41pm

SavCal: I haven't had many zinfandels, sadly. They sound lovely.

I live within 10 miles of five local wineries, this one is our favorite: http://www.sandhillcranevineyards.com/

We're really fond of their wines. We have our favorites at the other wineries, but they barely compare. It helps that they offer such an inviting atmosphere--they have a wrap-around porch that you can sit on in the summer overlooking the vineyards, live music, a cafe, and they allow unlimited free tastings. We end up there frequently. 

I only venture outside of the local wines occasionally. My local wine shop carries quite a few Chilean wines but I've only tried a handful of them. 

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 6:22pm

PumpkinAngel: I'm with you on the sweet wines, though I'm not above to sipping a little raspberry or cherry dessert wine along with dark chocolate. I can't drink it by the glass though, it's like syrup!

I'm also not fond of too much oaking. I can handle a nicely oaked wine IF it's being served alongside a really great steak, but just like the really sweet stuff, I wouldn't just pour a glass to enjoy unpaired.

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 6:03pm

just_another_marla wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">"Drinkable, enjoyable ... but definitely cheap."</span></p><p><span style="font-size:13px">I would say that this is a fair assessment. If my husband and I both enjoyed the same wines, it would be cheaper to open a bottle and share. I prefer semi-dry/dry reds and he favors whites. My favorite bottle runs $23, his $17. I was running into weeks where we'd open $40 worth of wine on Saturday night, each have a glass or two, remembering on Tuesday or Wednesday to pour a glass, but mostly forgetting, and then pouring it down the drain once we turned it to vinegar. Pouring wine down the drain makes me cry. So while we still treat ourselves to our favorite stuff, it's also not having that stupid pressure to finish the bottle. My husband is making an effort with red wines, so hopefully in the future there will be more opportunity for us to share a bottle of wine. For now, the fancier boxed stuff works out well for the occasional glass. It's also awesome for relatives who don't give a shit about wine. They get to pretend they fancy for not drinking Coors for once, and I could care less if they want four glasses of it because it's $18 for the whole damn box :)</span></p>

This is my favorite reasonably priced wine.  It retails for about $20.  When it's on sale, my liquor store guy gives me a heads up, lol.   http://www.michaeldavidwinery.com/wines/7-deadly-zins/

And this is my favorite inexpensive wine. Retails for about $9.  http://www.fronterawines.com/v2/nuestros-vinos/carmenere-2/?lang=en

And this is one of my fave "I don't buy it often because of it's price" wines. http://cart.bloyal.com/Seghesio/WineShop/WS/red2/ZOV09C

 

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