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 - 3:45pm

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. 

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:45pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I keep a box of franzia white zin in my fridge, It's a great wine...  I've never heard of a wine bucket before either, Lol. </p>

We'll have to agree to disagree. White zin, imo, is never a great wine.  Boxed or not.  

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:42pm

Welcoming in parents of children/sticking around at parties is NOT a regional thing, And FWIW I was born and raised in the midwest. 

 


 


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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:41pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I keep a box of franzia white zin in my fridge, It's a great wine...  I've never heard of a wine bucket before either, Lol. </p>

I honestly did not know there were adults who drink white zin--I thought that stuff was strictly the stuff college students drink before they move on to the grown up stuff...

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:40pm

Can you call bar friends at 3 am?

Curious.

 

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! 

 


 


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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:40pm

thardy2001 wrote:
Hi Bord.  Hate to correct the great educators of the world, but it's triumverate.  And it's Oh, no, the entire board against Hazeleyes and Jam! <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" title="Surprised" border="0" /></p><p>{{yawn}}</p>

Surely not?  A triumvirate would require all three of you to possess great political power.  No evidence yet suggests that even one of you possesses even a litte.

I believe you might find enlightenment if you first define "mulier", the root word.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:35pm

I keep a box of franzia white zin in my fridge, It's a great wine...  I've never heard of a wine bucket before either, Lol. 

 

 

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:34pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
  Rarely ever see the children...interesting.  So how is it that one is spending quality time with the kids and adults ?

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:28pm

Greeneyes2013 wrote:
Congratulations on the new tiny bundle!! &lt;3

Thanks!  We're all VERY happy and very in love :)  While we were there, the grandson Skyped with his MOm (he's at Dad's this month) and Dad and grandson were just as over the moon as the rest of us.  Grandson's eyes were just huge and he had this big big smile on his face to see his new cousin :)

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 3:21pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">savcal2011</em> wrote:</div>But yet BORD got crucified for not remaning in the same room with her HSer.</blockquote></p><p>Was it a HS'er?   Anyway, either the parents take on the burden of chaperoning an event <em>AT SCHOOL</em>.  Or the school does.  That was the sad thing about the drinking kids story and the school itself.</p><p>And no one was crucified.  Perhaps this discussion could be added to my Marissa Mayer WAH discussion.  Distractions, waste, company time.</p>

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

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