Helicopter Parents to Know Whether You’re a Overprotective Parent

For 40 weeks, then you kept them safe, fed and warm. And then? Life on the exterior. And it. Much. Harder. It is not that you want to be a control freak, but how else are you likely to make sure they are getting enough oxygen?   We’re not judging, but you may have to pace your self. Continue reading for red flags that indicate it is time to slow your roll ( and then laugh a bit, since life is way too brief.) .

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1. You are not sure why, although your friends have chased you Black Hawk. Do not crash and burn. Instead, have a look at these approaches to come in for a landing once you are turning out of control in enemy territory.

2. You’ve been proven to disinfect a swing’s chains using a hands sanitized wipe. And guess what? There’s no doubt in your game. You likely offered to perform the slide, monkey bars (not that your child’s ever been on these death traps before) and teeter-totter to your friends.

3. Your kid’s first away from you will be in college. Do not worry. The risk of SIDS is less when they are legally adult, also you’re able to pay the roommate you hand chosen to make sure Junior has his blankie before lights out.

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4. Forget iPhones. Your kids? They’ll be rocking a phone. When they are teens. What? Telephones aren’t for fun. They are for crises–which can occur at any time, thank you very much.

5. You send them with mittens clipped to their backpacks. Wait. Perhaps mittens in middle school would be the genuine flag. Take a look at these other approaches you may be ruining your kiddo’s youth by accident.

6. You’ve perfected your child’s handwriting so that you can “help” with assignments. Totally streamlines the day, this. No paper and erasers that are inflexible tear apart.

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7. You nodded off at a work meeting because you were up late completing your … we imply, their … science fair project. And you also emailed the teacher enraged when you … we mean they … have been given a C. For real. How many jobs had their downloadable program? Sheesh.

8. You’ve paid to every bus driver at the faculty for a background check. And we are pretty sure that you’ve applied for the task yourself, simply so that you are able to help on every field trip, rather than taking turns with the other parents.

9. You stay up late to catch the volunteer sign-up connection the moment it goes “live” at midnight during the first week of college. The plumb volunteer gigs consistently go so fast. Wait ’till morning and all you’ll have to select from are the Columbus Day celebration and the paper products volunteer.

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10. You’ve been proven to email the team coach a while or two. Before the very first practice. Because she may not understand the very best place in the city to possess the decorations lettered. Or find twelve pairs of fitting rainbow shoelaces. Or exactly what the pollen count is projected to be the Spring.

11. You’ve never stopped for a park without earth mulch. Why take unnecessary risks?

12. Engaging in an off playdate entails a series of questionnaires (verbal and written), an observation period, and at least three letters of reference by mutual neighbours before you decide on a date. And after that you do donuts at the cove farther down the road until the playdate is finished. You didn’t train at Quantico, you mention? Huh. How strange.

13. You donate a nanny camera into the preschool so that you may be “maintained up to date” on what is happening. It is truly a gift that benefits everyone. Although you are the only person who has got the access code to examine the live feed. And can manipulate the camera using a remote so that you have eyes in the ground at all times.


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14. Your back has dated 10 dog years because the little pumpkin started tottering about on two feet because let’s face it. You never stand up. But what if he falls? It might hurt so bad!

15. Deciding on a preschool came down to a thing. Which had the figures to demonstrate that they actually promote Ivy League placement? Sure all of them say that they do. But actually–who has the cold, hard numbers? We believed so.

How do you know when you are flying a bit close to the crazy sunlight of parenting? Tell us in the comments section, below.

–Shelley Massey and the Red Tricycle City Editors

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