Helicopter Parents - Why We Are the Way We Are

(As seen this week on www.domesticdyke.com):...more

My Kids Are Not the Center of My World and I Somehow Still Manage not to Be a Complete Jerk

What did she say? Yeah, you read that right.(I'll also not stop here and put a disclaimer in about how this post is a rant and all over the place because 1) this is the internet and duh, and 2) I'll shoulder the fault should my writing not flow as a normal blogger's writing should.)...more
I guess it's all about perspective, isn't it? Clearly Stephanie has never been really bullied. ...more

It Takes a Village

My kids love me. They stick by my side. In fact, it's hard for me to get away, for anyone else to help them, to put on their shoes, to dress them. My kids want me.  What an ego boost. What a pain in the rear. And why? Why do children in this day and age and location cling to their mothers so? Well, first, obviously, because we're awesome. But second, and very importantly, because there's no one else around. ...more

Helicopter Parents

I am the first to admit when my kids are out of control.  Really.  I am.  I'll usually roll my eyes, let out a deep sigh or an "Oh my word!" and quickly remove myself and my kids from the situation... after I've threatened them with their lives, that is.Sunday, however, was not one of those days....more

Should we let our children suffer?

Voyage as Rite of Passage: Why Abby Sunderland's Parents Were Right

Last week, the web was rocked with news that Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old who was circumnavigating the world alone, had gone missing. Immediately, the response from parents the web over was to criticize her parents: "who would let their teen do such a crazy thing?" I would. My parents did. My question is, "who wouldn't?" ...more

2 things:

I can't really get a toehold onto your anthropological examples. All the societies ...more

Best Friend Drama, Manufactured by Adults

Okay, I'm not going to blame helicopter parents on this one. Instead this is squarely, according to how this article reports things, the provenance of the supposed expert adults in children's lives. I'm fighting nausea. This is insane! Let me count the ways....more

Helicopter parents hover too close at their own peril

The term “helicopter parent” hovers over all of us, a dark cloud reminding of what we don’t want to become. ...more

Ruth McKinnie Braun




"My Parents Would Kill Me If..."

Make sure your teen can complete this sentence: “My parents would kill me if…” ...more