Is Ben Quayle a victim of ‘helicopter parenting’?

01 Aug 2010 06:56 pm
Posted by: Donna

Main Entry: helicopter parent
Part of Speech: n
Definition: a mother or father that hovers over a child; an overprotective parent; also helicopter mom, helicopter dad
Example: We seem to live in the time of helicopter parents.
Etymology: 1991
Usage: slang

They’re the scourge of college deans and human resource departments everywhere. These are parents who do everything for their kids, cushion them from adversity, and pull strings to get them choice assignments without having to pay their dues. Sometimes these over-involved helicopter parents go so far as to announce their child’s Congressional campaign for them on Fox News. Then they get their friends and associates to jump start Junior’s endeavor with generous contributions. They even show up on the job interview campaign ad with the kid.

Helicopter parenting: It’s unhealthy. It’s neither conducive to the child developing into a resourceful and autonomous adult nor is it good for society as a whole.

1 Comment(s)

  1. Comment by Timmys Cat on August 3, 2010 9:39 am

    “What a waste it is to lose one’s mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.

    “One word sums up probably the responsibility of any vice-president, and that one word is ‘to be prepared’.”

    “I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.”

    Not so sure having ol’ Pops as a spokesman is such a good idea.

    I am getting the sense that this is more about Ben being groomed for an elite Washington D.C. and/or Eastern country club, and less about his potential constituents. With the list of powerful D.C. donors, and his familys money, (Dan Quayles mothers last name was Pulliam), I think they’ll try for the noblesse oblige angle.
    I wonder if Ben wants this position bad enough to roll in the sewer that has become AZ Repub politics? You have to know if he becomes a threat, his name, connections and money will be used against him. Paint him into the “not one of us” corner.

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