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Helicopter parents

Parenting – Life & Style Home – theage.com.au

“The expectations of parents have increased considerably and, depending on the school, some parents want to become overly involved in the workings of the school.

I love that expression and if these parents have given birth to such perfect specimens who cannot be left in the care of imperfect others, then they need to get a life. These parents have to be bored.They cannot be busy enough and they must be lacking in balance. Of course you love your children. Of course you think they are special, but each person who deals with them will reach them something. one of the good things you can do as a parent is listen to how your child is dealing with the real world. Sometimes it’s sad. Sometimes it’s funny, but you have to help them find ways of dealing with the real world which has a vast array of personalities. A strong child stands on their own two feet and has wise counsel behind them.

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Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom to write on the lives of others.

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