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One of the trends the media has been enjoying for *years* is making fun of so-called helicopter parents–parents who constantly hover around their kids, standing guard over everything they do. What worry-worts, right?

And yet, what happens when a parent lets their kid play outside in the park without a helicopter? They get arrested.

Is there any other developed country that hates its working poor as much at the U.S.A.?

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.


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Jul. 16th, 2014 06:48 am (UTC)
Sheesh, you can't win for losing. When I was 9 I regularly wandered all over the place. Hell I even descended a 1800' canyon hiking up and down it. Mind you generally I stayed nearer the house and hung out with friends but the canyon was in our back yard.

This is simply silly and those who arrested her should be arrested themselves for stupidity.
Jul. 16th, 2014 12:21 pm (UTC)
Same here. I walked a surprisingly long distance for Kindergarten, and I only had parental accompaniment for the first time.

That said, I don't have any urge to make fun of people for "helicopter parenting." People will do what they think is right, especially when the alternative is prison time.
Jul. 19th, 2014 10:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, things are crazy, people think its worse than it's ever been, when it is safer than it has ever been.

If I were ever questioned around here, I'd point out that Social Services will not pay for child care for kids 10 and over.
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  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:47
    Oh, yeah, excellent point.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 21:46
    Oh yeah. Like the lawyers who get obvious really venal criminals off because it makes their success rate look good. But those are not the ones I am referring to in meaning well. These guys are mixed…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 20:37
    This reminds me of the time my wife was injured and the insurance guy handling her case did everything possible to deny and stall the payment. We had to put her surgery on a credit card because this…
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:24
    The creepiest part is that some of them are actually well meaning.
  • 14 Jan 2019, 19:08
    Yeah. It's godawful what people will do when they have authority and no fear about using it.
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