In a horrifying case of helicopter parenting by proxy, the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Services has over-reached its mandate by ruling that a single dad cannot allow his four school-aged kids to use public transportation to and from school without adult accompaniment. The father in question is Adrian Crooks, a video game design consultant and divorced dad of five kids, all of whom are under 11 years of age.
When I was a kid, there was no such thing as helicopter parenting. My folks loved me but they didn’t hover over me, bubble-wrap me or micro-manage me. They only learned my marks on report card day and they only spoke to my teachers or coaches when it was absolutely necessary for them to do so. My parents expected me to do my own homework and to participate in the household chores. At the same time, I was given the freedom to run around, explore, develop skills and gain independence.
Hace poco, leí un artículo fascinante escrito por Kathryn Streeter en The Week, titulado My daughter's teachers stood up to my helicopter parenting. I'm so glad they did ("Los profesores de mi hija se mantuvieron firmes ante mi actitud de madre helicóptero y me alegro de que lo hicieran").
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