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Saturday, August 11, 2007

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Marianne Richmond

You make an appropriately valid point that under-involved parents are a problem as well as over involved parents....I am not sure that it is fair to say that one is a bigger problem than the other.

Further, I also have seen under involved parents exhibit some of the same endearing characteristics as the helicopter set....showing up at schools to defend the outrageous behavior of their child, frequently blaming the school, when their own lack of supervision and guidance was really a major contributor to the child's behavior.

Marianne

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