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How baby boomers ruined parenting forever

Posted by on Saturday, 15 November, 2014

How baby boomers ruined parenting forever
News from Quartz:

About 25 years ago, when the era of irrational exuberance allowed enough disposable income for irrational anxiety, the concept of “helicopter parenting” arose. A “helicopter parent” micromanages every aspect of his child’s routine and behavior. From educational products for infants to concerned calls to professors in adulthood, helicopter parents ensure their child is on a path to success by paving it for them.

The rise of the helicopter was the product of two social shifts. The first was the comparatively booming economy of the 1990s, with low unemployment and higher disposable income. The second was the public perception of increased child endangerment—a perception, as “Free Range Kids” guru Lenore Sk…………… continues on Quartz

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Parenting: Parents really want kids to think as they do
News from Muncie Star Press:

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Parenting: Forever is a very long time, kiddo

Posted by on Monday, 5 November, 2012

Parenting: Forever is a very long time, kiddo
News from Belleville News Democrat:

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I’m a little bit worried about my future.

Seriously. We’ve all heard about the bounce-back kids. You know the ones, the adult children who, due to the economy, the lack of jobs or simply a failure to launch into a productive adulthood, continue to live at home with Mom and Dad, indefinitely. This living situation is on the rise and doesn’t appear it will be changing any time soon.

Boogie informed me not too long that she intends to live with me forever.

As in, always and forever. Until I die or get shipped off to a nursing home, at least.

So, I start wondering where this announcement came from. She doesn’t want to stay with me just until she graduates college or finds a job that offers a livable wage, but forever. When I start questioning her why she would want to live with her boring old Mom forever, she informs me that she can’t stand the thought of being away from me for any amount of time. I’m still mulling that one over, thinking that at her age she should at least be starting to want to spend time away from me, spend time with her friends, not planning to live with me forever. Maybe mine’s just an odd duck, who knows. Maybe I’m just that awesome, but somehow, I don’t think that’s the reason.

I’m not quite sure how I feel about…………… continues on Belleville News Democrat

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Past evidence of success of flagship parenting programme called into question
News from Medical Xpress:

(Medical Xpress)—The Triple P positive parenting programme has been hailed as a success around the world and invested in heavily by public bodies in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

But a new collaborative study led by the University of Aberdeen has called into question the evidence for the effectiveness of the programme.

Their findings have been published in the journal BMC Medicine.

Triple P was created by Matthew R. Sanders and colleagues at the University of Queensland in Australia and evolved from a small ‘home-based, individually administered training programme for parents of disruptive preschool children’ into a comprehensive preventive whole-population intervention programme.

Triple P is one of the central components in the newly published National Parenting Strategy for Scotland and a multi million pound

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