Tuesday, October 06, 2009

If the government was a parent...

...they'd be a pretty crappy one.

My parenting books I ordered came today and I just had to laugh at a particular paragraph out of Parenting with Love and Logic.

"The irony is that helicopter parents are often viewed by others as model parents. They feel uncomfortable imposing consequences. When they see their children hurting, they hurt too, so they bail them out. But the real world does not run on the bail-out principle. Traffic tickets, overdue bills, irresponsible people, crippling diseases, taxes--these and other normal events of adult life usually do not disappear because a loving benefactor bails us out. Helicopter parents fail to prepare their kids to meet that kind of world."

HA! The authors couldn't have forseen the ridiculous bail outs that came with this new administration...

4 comments:

Becky said...

Ha! Amen.

Jodi said...

LOL. Too funny!

Kristeee said...

Word.

Jacqui said...

:) true! PS glad your parenting books are helping. i need to re-read mine now!!