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 - 2:49pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div> I hadn't realized that you were an expert on kids parties through out the country, lol.  You do realize that you have contradicted yourself numerous times, right?</blockquote></p><p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">hazeleyes2013</em> wrote:</div>  Yes different things are done in the country but I think kids parties are pretty much the same and just an individual thing as I have said before I know some parents that left their kids from early ages too. </blockquote></p><p>Pumpkinangel where you're misunderstanding things is in the definitions of individual and regional.  Just because one thing doesn't happen in your region doesn't make it universal.  </p>

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.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:49pm

Hardy, it is spelled with an 'i' from 'vir', which means 'man'. 'Mulier' means 'woman'.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:49pm

I'm hardly the only one who updated her profile...the last user-name wasn't my original name, either. 

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:46pm

reginageorge2005 wrote:
<p>I live 20 miles from PKA and 90 miles from Bord. What they describe is the way things are done around here. Which would be in our region. Which would mean that differences are, indeed, regional.</p>

No, that's a 90 mile pocket that does one thing differently from the universal.

And we're all on board with your username registerd 5 days ago is not another member here - So all is well.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:41pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>Around here it was (or used to be, I am five years past that mess) customary to go to the door with your child, greet the hosts and ask if they have rnough help, verify p/ u details, and then greet the birthday child. Then you go away. A few times I have joined another parent from the party at a local coffee shop or something while our children were at the party.</blockquote></p><p>You were raised <em>correct</em>!  Perhaps it's a question of manners too.  As for me, I also don't turn down an invitation to socialize with intelligent adults, and be able to watch my children at a friendly distance. </p>

Perhaps I wasn't clear.  The coffee shop in question where I might go with another parent whose child was at the party is NOT in the middle of the host's home.  I could not see the children from the coffee shop.  I don't have a Magic Telescope or even a hidden Nanny Cam.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:40pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">thardy2001</em> wrote:</div>So Pumpkinangel, including me, that's 3 who disagree with you that it's a regional thing.  My experience has been the same as Hazeleyes and Jam.   3 from different regions, same experience.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Oh no!  PumpkinAngel disagreed with the Triummulierate!  That doesn't make her wrong.  We just do things differently here in the crazy midwest.  But not as a region.  As individuals.  Over and over and over and over.  Clearly we're doing it wrong.  Watch us care.</p>

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! Surprised

{{yawn}}

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:35pm

hazeleyes2013 wrote:
Nope hazeleyes, You're nolonger that social animal you pretend to be on Fb, So stop trying! (wink);-) -----lol Jam. I love having parties but it is a lot of work. We just did NYE and had a ball. My house is not very big but I usually invite so many people and then worry where to put them as I can't cut down many people anymore lol. It always works out though and because they are friends, they could care less if they are sitting on the floor or standing up. We all just want to spend time together.

Those are some of the best parties!

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:31pm

Greeneyes2013 wrote:
  I have to disagree that these few threads have been short. ;)

LOL!

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:30pm

bordwithyou wrote:
Around here it was (or used to be, I am five years past that mess) customary to go to the door with your child, greet the hosts and ask if they have rnough help, verify p/ u details, and then greet the birthday child. Then you go away. A few times I have joined another parent from the party at a local coffee shop or something while our children were at the party.

You were raised correct!  Perhaps it's a question of manners too.  As for me, I also don't turn down an invitation to socialize with intelligent adults, and be able to watch my children at a friendly distance.

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Mon, 02-25-2013 - 2:27pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Then you don't know what other attendees at kids' parties do or look like if you're just dropping yours off. </p>

True.  No one can speak with any credibility about what goes on at these parties when they dump and run.  The bars ~ which I sadly have not been to in decades ~  I'll totally take their word for it!

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