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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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 8:18am

Jam, I think she means that if you think someone is a bad person for thinking something, or that the person is wrong or limited, then you should say it and not say that you are "sorry" the person doesn't share your view.

If you don't think the person is wrong/limited/bad, then there also is no reason to express sorrow. 

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 8:38am

Is that all she meant, mops?  Thanks. 

 


 


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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 9:22am
I think your question was to me, jamblessed. This format is terrible! The nanny for the teens was not the same as the one they had when the kids were small. They went thru 3 or 4. I don't know the details of the nanny's duties but I know my co-worker did not have a Brady house, just a small 3br ranch. I chuckle at the image of a 20-something nanny attempting to put two teenagers down for naps, though. XD

Shaking my head at the things grown women get their panties in a wad about.

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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 9:25am
No, in this instance the "sorry" sounds either patronizing or silly.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 9:37am
I agree Rollmops that a thank you note at a wedding like that is tacky. Sounds like the couple was either cheap or cutting down on the wedding and did not pick a very good thing to cut down on.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 9:39am
Jam--We didnt get cable for awhile after it came out. I remember everyone talking about MTV and I couldnt see it lol.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 9:42am
We've never had cable and no plans to get it. One of the young ones just bought a subscription to MLB TV so he can watch baseball games through his computer this season.
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 9:47am
Lol Jam. We just enjoy talking with the other parents and many of the parties are the same people and it is good to know the families of your friends kids :)
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 9:53am

Thanks for elaborating on that, greeneyes.  Wow, Lol. 

 

 


 


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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 9:53am
Some people dont watch a lot of TV. We are a TV family and I grew up with it too. There are many things on cable I enjoy though and couldnt get rid of it. I actually cancelled some premium stations that were free for awhile though as they were not worth the money for us. The $100 a month for cable, internet and phone is worth for us, at least right now. In the future we might do something different, who knows.

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