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helicopter parent

helicopter parent

Date: Apr 23 2015

Themes: Celebrity, Family

引語

1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.

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“Now that I have kids, I’m probably more overprotective than I’ve ever been. I sometimes check just to see if the kids are breathing. But I try not to be a helicopter parent.”

Actor Matt Damon, talking about being a parent. (BrainyQuote)

定義

1. 定義 - Study the definition.

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parent who is too involved in the life of his or her child

2. 用法 - Learn how the slang is used.

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Parents are amazing, aren’t they? They give us life. They teach us how to be good people. They feed us and give us a home to live in. We should always be nice and respect our parents. But sometimes, there are parents who don’t give their kids enough space or freedom. These are called helicopter parents.

A helicopter parent watches every little thing his or her kids do, and hovers over them, just like a helicopter. Sometimes, helicopter parents will even go to their son or daughter’s job interview with them, which probably won’t help them get hired! A helicopter parent is better than a parent who doesn’t care about his or her children, but it’s important to let kids do things alone, too.

Actor Matt Damon says that he is overprotective of his kids, but he tries not to be a helicopter parent. He wants to make sure his children are OK, but he knows that they need their space, too.

Do you or anyone you know have helicopter parents? What do they do?

範例

1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.

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“Jenny has helicopter parents. I feel so bad for her!”

“My mom is a helicopter parent. She never gives me any space.”

“Your dad is so relaxed. He is definitely not a helicopter parent.”

猜對了

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

Manu4 Overprotective parent
作者 Manu4
a2020 A parent who always watch what their kids do.
作者 a2020
aijaciba Helicopter parents are too involved in their's children life, try to protect them too much.
作者 aijaciba
julito1 parents that are constantly checking on their kids.
作者 julito1

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Sergijko

Sergijko

Ukraine

As now I hane no children, but when I have them I will try to be not a helicopter parent!

12:45 PM Aug 25 2015 |

toya0831

China

Fortunately I don’t have a helicopter parents. But I do found some helicopter parents have his son or daughter be successful like some sport stars they forces them to practice sport since they are very young until growth so crucial. but they gained the Olympic game gold medals. So I don’t know helicopter parents is good or not good  all is depends what the kids feeling I think.

08:46 AM May 12 2015 |

prosvet

prosvet

Ukraine

As I’ve noticed, parent’s overpretection is a desease of only-child families or late parenthood. As for me, I listened to breathing of my babies as well. And I’m more overprotective of my children than my parents have been. The time changes, the parents change.

11:14 AM Apr 28 2015 |

La Princesse de la vie

Egypt

My parents themselves are helicopter parents, they used to interfere with everything concerns me and my brothers, but now they are easier on us. I think they have finally realized that we need each to have his own space. 


I have to say that most inner complications among teens come either by much tightening over them or much loosening things for them more than accepted. I mean kids have to learn to depend on themselves and decide on their own without interfering, but also with keeping eyes on them and watching them from far.


Parents also should apply some democracy at home, so your kid wouldn’t grow up hating you, ‘cause you never listen to him or give a damn to what he says. It feels awkward when I come by a little kid telling his parents that he hates them and to get off his back in a movie, and more awkward is that it’s reality in some countries :/

06:11 PM Apr 26 2015 |

s11211s

s11211s

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

As I remember when I was kid most of the parents where normal, But nowadays I know most parents In Iran in big cities are helicopter parent! Most couples have one kid and they are overprotective of their kids!

Every day you can see parents go along with their kid to kindergarten or school and It is so interesting to me seeing parents waiting for children to come back of
university entrance exam! These parents are always with children!

Actually being overprotective of children isn’t bad but this manner should be such that not to hurt their independence, otherwise they will be depended.

05:10 PM Apr 24 2015 |

kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

ScienceBoy , I really like your humour :D


Sometimes, some kinds of viruses occupy eBaby. Probably,  Julito has caught some virus to his profile. 

06:26 AM Apr 24 2015 |

maher20000

maher20000Super Member!

Canada

However, that’s less stressful than a helicopter ‘wife’.

MESS

MESS

Turkey

Weird but I had a conversation about being overprotective parents with my mother earlier today and now I see this lesson here. This proves that I can foresee the future. I have the power. Now that being said, hats off to me! :D


My mother gets slightly overprotective at times and years ago I used to rebel against her like, “Mom, pleaseee. Don’t be overprotective. Just let us do what we want to.” I did not realize that she was a mother so protection was part of her nature… Now as a 26-year-old adult, I see her point. I see that she was trying to protect me and my brothers although I definitely misinterpreted her actions. However, my mother never got too far. She did not really check my mobile secretly or spy on me. She offered me the kind of freedom I was searching for. For that I am grateful. “Mom, I know that you are not reading this post but I love you. I really do. Proud that you are my mom. Dad, love you, too. Both of you have been amazing to me… But you are so lucky to have such an amazing girl like me, too.” :D 


Now? Sometimes she gets curious about my life for sure and still has that feeling to protect me but she does not meddle with my desicions… Maybe she wants to but she knows very well that she has to stop it because I am mature enough to make the right decisions. Also if she ever tries to intervene, I warn her politely. “Mom, your baby has grown up. Just accept it and now let me be myself.” I cannot say she likes it much but she knows that she has to accept it. 


I do not believe I will be overprotective, but I wil be protective for sure. However I know my limits and where to stop. I will respect my children’s decisions and support them. Yet if I realize that they are on the brink of making a wrong decision, I will warn them. But still final decision will be left to them. 

ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

kotlesya


Julito has been updated to julito1, I guess new updates will follow and we’ll see julito1.1, julito1.2 and so on.. :D


By the way, with this new update, we can visit his profine and can be friends. That was not possible before the update :)

06:02 PM Apr 23 2015 |

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kotlesya

kotlesya

Belarus

Julito, hello :)


 Have you opened a new profile here?


 ”Julito1” :))

05:50 PM Apr 23 2015 |

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julito1

julito1

Argentina

Dear Buttafly, thanks for the remainder. Happy day teacher.!!

05:28 PM Apr 23 2015 |

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yhoma

yhoma

Dominican Republic

I don’t have sons yet but probably I will an helicopter parent… Now am an helicopter aunt :)

05:23 PM Apr 23 2015 |

Wuthering

United States

How about ” Drone parents ” is more advandce technology ….lol …. just kidding.

04:08 PM Apr 23 2015 |

NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

Flying can be fun.


 

03:19 PM Apr 23 2015 |

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ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

Today is World English Language Day?


How amazing. I did not know that. Thanks buttafly, for this information.


Actually I don’t think it’s off-topic. Any topic here is relater to learning English, so.. :)

03:17 PM Apr 23 2015 |

buttafly

buttafly

Germany

Sorry for  being off-topic, but I just had to take the opportunity to remind you all that today is World English Language Day


For me the EL played a vital role throughout my adult life. So here’s to all of us English learners and their determination to master a great language. Up your bottoms! ;)

ola33

ola33

Japan

Yes, Julito, I’ve got an experience with it. Probably that’s why I’m trying to cut some slack for my kids, knowing how too much of protection might be a little bit over the board. But it also depend on the personality, I remember some kids loved that care, and I know some just feel embarrassed. Kinda walking on egg shells, isn’t it? But definitely, the parents, I think need to be firm in teaching their kids a healthy lifestyle, safety and some more.

01:36 PM Apr 23 2015 |

Shoba

Shoba

Sri Lanka



My father used to be a hundred percent helicopter parent, no doubt about it. To tell the truth, I enjoyed the attention I was getting until I was thirteen, after that I wanted some elbow room. But my father didn’t understand this and kept hovering in the background which was quite annoying. 


Now being a parent, I understand that this “hovering” was done because he was worried that I might lose my way and have no hard feelings about it. 



NIJ321655

NIJ321655

United States

Helicopter parsent if you go with some one is fun I nevr be in a air plane.

12:49 PM Apr 23 2015 |

michoucherie

Madagascar

im a mother of a beautiful little girl.she’s 3years old.i think i will be a helicopter parent.so im with helicopter parents

11:53 AM Apr 23 2015 |

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