Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Helicopter Parents

In my short career as a teacher, I ran into these parents. These were the students that handed in projects that were professionally done, printed and typeset. These were the students that always came in with an excuse. For everything. If an F went home, there was an IMMEDIATE call wanting to make it up, or do extra credit.

These were the students that, upon going to college, can't manage to do their own laundry, get themselves to class, and have NO idea why they are failing... and mommy... can you fix it?

I really beleive that the good intentions of these extremely hands on parents are part of the problem in this country. Some kids have this amazing entitlement complex. They don't want to work for anything, they expect you to hand it to them. Now we know why.

And I'm not saying that ALL parents do this!! I'm saying that it explains a lot!

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