Which one of these “Mums on the Sideline” are you?
It’s part of the trending dialogue online – aspirational (AKA helicopter) parents hover over, micro manage and over schedule their child in daily extra curricular activities.
The choice seemed very old school Madonna. It was something that she would have favoured back in the day. But that was then and this is now.
For a few years now it’s been all about authenticity.
Read “don’t be fake! Show your true self. Engage openly and honestly. Don’t hold back!”
When I was growing up my mother used to say that “if you can’t afford to travel well, don’t go.” All things considered – and bearing this saying in mind – I’d prefer to stay grounded for now.
When something important happens, don’t worry. You’ll find out on social media.
It wouldn’t phase me if someone called me a “helicopter parent” or gave me a frosty stare; however, said person should expect to be ignored.
I’ve been asking this question for longer than I can remember. Why do homes on US TV shows look so ridiculously large? Why does this family’s lifestyle look so grand? Who lives like that?
If elders weren’t around to organize family meals and be a magnet for socializing as larger family groups, would younger Boomers, Gen-Xers and young adults even get together?