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You’ve probably heard of ‘helicopter parenting’, where overzealous parents and carers hover over their children, ready to swoop in at the first sign of strife. ‘Lawnmower parenting’ is another style of excessive involvement in a child’s life.The term is used to refer to parents who ‘mow down’ obstacles in their offspring’s path, so their precious little Betsy never has to experience adversity or discomfort.In a post on the education blog WeAreTeachers entitled ‘Lawnmower Parents Are the New Helicopter Parents & We Are Not Here for It’, an anonymous educator describes her run-in with a ‘lawnmower dad’.The writer recounts being called to the school office to pick up an item from a parent.Believing it was something important like ‘an inhaler or money for dinner’, the writer was stunned to find that a dad had come all the way to school to make sure his daughter had her insulated water bottle.‘”Hi, sorry,” the parent said sheepishly. He was in a suit, clearly headed to work (or something work-like).‘”Remy kept texting me that she needed it. I texted back, Don’t they have water fountains at your school?, but I guess she just had to have it out of the bottle.”‘He laughed, as if to say, Teenagers, am I right?’The teacher went on to outline the dangers of ‘lawnmower parenting’ and how by smoothing over life’s rough edges and shielding their children from all discomfort, parents aren’t creating a happier generation of…
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