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  •  We call these people... (10+ / 0-)

    "helicopter parents" because they're always hovering around, ready to swoop in at the slightest excuse and pluck their child away to "safety" from the big, bad teacher.

    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat. Sun Tzu The Art of War

    by Stwriley on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 07:35:44 PM PDT

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    •  I used to get criticized for emailing teachers... (1+ / 0-)
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      pollyusa

      I used to get criticized for emailing teachers in middle school by parents and some school personnel, and other kids thought it was weird.  

      Now half those kids are seniors literally smoking dope instead of getting ready for their next steps in life and my learning disabled kid is faced with multiple paths wide open to him for the next steps to achieving his dreams.

      Yes, I've probably been defined at times as a helicopter parent and been considered a pain in the ass, but the results from pushing the system and pushing my kid to have honest high standards have been better than I ever imagined.

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