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Study Shows Helicopter Parents are Insane
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Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

"Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.

"In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can lead to criminal charges.

"What's changed?

"One possibility is that the risks to children have changed. What was safe in the past may be unsafe today, placing children in genuine danger. But, for the most part, the data don't support this. Statistics from the National Crime Victimization Survey, for example, suggest that violent crime rates have decreased since the 1970s (and not only when it comes to children, whom one could argue are benefiting from the increased oversight)."

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08...nreal-risk

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(08-30-2016, 10:42 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

"Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.

"In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can lead to criminal charges.

"What's changed?

"One possibility is that the risks to children have changed. What was safe in the past may be unsafe today, placing children in genuine danger. But, for the most part, the data don't support this. Statistics from the National Crime Victimization Survey, for example, suggest that violent crime rates have decreased since the 1970s (and not only when it comes to children, whom one could argue are benefiting from the increased oversight)."

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08...nreal-risk

As a child of a helicopter parent the title to this thread just made my day!
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In other news, water is wet and bears shit in woods. Big Grin
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(08-31-2016, 07:03 AM)Odin Wrote: In other news, water is wet and bears shit in woods. Big Grin

bhahahahaahaa noooooo you don't say!!! :O Wink
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(08-31-2016, 07:03 AM)Odin Wrote: In other news, water is wet and bears shit in woods. Big Grin

I understand you live in Fargo ND.  What is your line of work?
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Actually the study doesn't show that helicopter parents are insane; it shows that society is insanely forcing parents to helicopter.
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(10-26-2016, 01:25 AM)Warren Dew Wrote: Actually the study doesn't show that helicopter parents are insane; it shows that society is insanely forcing parents to helicopter.

America in comparison to how NZ enforced how kids should be raised did not helicopter. Not even close. By comparison it is like they were raised to be more independent. What they went through stuns me.
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(10-25-2016, 04:17 PM)Mikebert Wrote:
(08-31-2016, 07:03 AM)Odin Wrote: In other news, water is wet and bears shit in woods. Big Grin

I understand you live in Fargo ND.  What is your line of work?

I currently work at a place that embroiders and prints shirts, mainly for high schools and colleges.
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(08-30-2016, 10:42 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

"Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.

"In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can lead to criminal charges.

"What's changed?

"One possibility is that the risks to children have changed. What was safe in the past may be unsafe today, placing children in genuine danger. But, for the most part, the data don't support this. Statistics from the National Crime Victimization Survey, for example, suggest that violent crime rates have decreased since the 1970s (and not only when it comes to children, whom one could argue are benefiting from the increased oversight)."

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08...nreal-risk

That's right. Parents are today reacting to a perception created over 20 years ago.
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(10-26-2016, 11:22 AM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(08-30-2016, 10:42 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

"Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.

"In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can lead to criminal charges.

"What's changed?

"One possibility is that the risks to children have changed. What was safe in the past may be unsafe today, placing children in genuine danger. But, for the most part, the data don't support this. Statistics from the National Crime Victimization Survey, for example, suggest that violent crime rates have decreased since the 1970s (and not only when it comes to children, whom one could argue are benefiting from the increased oversight)."

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08...nreal-risk

That's right. Parents are today reacting to a perception created over 20 years ago.

Why do people tend to react to the past more than they do the present? The people who do react to the present are called crazy as it's happening.
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(10-26-2016, 08:20 PM)disasterzone Wrote:
(10-26-2016, 11:22 AM)Eric the Green Wrote:
(08-30-2016, 10:42 AM)X_4AD_84 Wrote: Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

"Many parents who grew up playing outdoors with friends, walking alone to the park or to school, and enjoying other moments of independent play are now raising children in a world with very different norms.

"In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can lead to criminal charges.

"What's changed?

"One possibility is that the risks to children have changed. What was safe in the past may be unsafe today, placing children in genuine danger. But, for the most part, the data don't support this. Statistics from the National Crime Victimization Survey, for example, suggest that violent crime rates have decreased since the 1970s (and not only when it comes to children, whom one could argue are benefiting from the increased oversight)."

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/08...nreal-risk

That's right. Parents are today reacting to a perception created over 20 years ago.

Why do people tend to react to the past more than they do the present? The people who do react to the present are called crazy as it's happening.

It is called i think my parents way of raising kids was wrong for etc etc reasons and i want to raise my kids differently. The past shapes how we perceive the world. When we are growing up that is what influences us the most. So naturally we are creatures shaped by past events. We react to a changing world also and compare it to earlier times. I also do my own comparisons of my country and America. Your American millies by the sounds of things experienced more freedom than us kiwi millies did. Our culture also is quite calm in comparison. We are apollonians like your gis. You are dionysians like the civil war generations. Different environments to live in and react to in different ways and this all influences how we react shaped by our past, how we were raised and ultimately how we react to a changing world that we are changing and how we raise our children and how it influences them. The past is always something that will linger as it shaped us into who we are.
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(10-26-2016, 08:20 PM)disasterzone Wrote: Why do people tend to react to the past more than they do the present? The people who do react to the present are called crazy as it's happening.

It is not that they are "reacting to the past" so much has that the modern news media has created a distorted perception of the present, causing parents to believe that things are much more dangerous for their kids than it actually is, and trying to educate people with actual statistical data is useless because the vast majority will simply dismiss it and go with what they "feel" is true, and get angry at you for even trying to change their minds and will accuse you of "not caring about the children".
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(08-31-2016, 07:03 AM)Odin Wrote: In other news, water is wet and bears shit in woods. Big Grin

Don't forget that the sun set in the West last night.

That said a great deal of this nonsense is the result of listening to MSM fear mongering stories. Myself, I try to limit my fears to real threats to my child, and any other children which might some how come under my supervision. Thankfully that isn't much for a 17 year old...but my 7 year old niece and 5 year old nephew require greater attention.

ETA: I did notice that some people disapproved of my method of teaching my five year old nephew how to swim. I threw him into a pool and basically forced him to learn to swim or drown. And no I wouldn't have actually let him drown. Needless to say he now knows how to swim. The moral of the story, children are not made of glass and don't need to be wrapped in cotton wool and then smothered with bubble wrap.
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