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    Filed at 6:09 am under by dcobranchi

    I hope and pray that when the time comes, we’ll be able to let go. This mom surely isn’t. In this instance, I think homeschooling was likely a symptom, not a cause.

    6 Responses to “GET A LIFE”

    Comment by
    October 22nd, 2005
    at 5:31 pm

    That’s really sad. I have an autistic son who’s less dependent on me.

    Comment by
    October 22nd, 2005
    at 5:51 pm

    All I can say is YIKES!!!! & to the girls out there w/ helicopter Moms…. please stay away from my 20 son.
    He’s in his Jr year at ASU all the way cross country from home. He comes home only for xmas & a week or 2 for the summer. Yes, I miss him terribly but I’m so proud of his growing independence.
    My hubby & I went out for his first part week for parent/student orientation, moved him into the dorms, bought him a meal ticket & said BYE w/ love!!!!
    I’ve been so fortunate to be able to been present in his first 17 years there was nothing left to do but let him go. BIG THANKS TO HUBBY THAT WORKS SO HARD TO PROVIDE THAT I CAN BE HOME W/ MY KIDS>>
    He is a sound sleeper- WE BOUGHT HIM THE SUPER LOUD ALARM CLOCK if he didn’t get up his roomate had to deal w/ it. 🙂
    The kid that couldn’t get up for High school did make 8am college classes.
    Last year he moved into an apartment w/ a friend & that became more lessons in getting utilities hooked up, cooking dinner,& many other grown up things. It’s hard to hear he has his tough days but he does call for advice & support when he needs it & he always gets it but the follow up is all him.
    There is so much that once they turn 18 that you can’t help w/ & shouldn’t help w/. When he needed a physical but was still under our health insurance he had to deal w/ finding a new doctor because of privacy laws. Yes we send him $ by depositing in his local bank here but they won’t give me his balance.
    I do have passwords to his college account but would never, ever consider reading his email!!!
    We trust him & he trusts us.

    I’ve always believed that part of being a good parent is to work yourself out of job not Be best friends w/ his wife!!!!! DOUBLE YIKES!!!!!
    I do look forward to being grandma to his kids.

    Comment by
    Joanne the Happy HSer
    October 22nd, 2005
    at 7:37 pm

    Holy cow. Yes, homeschooling in that regard is a place for the disease to manifest.

    Comment by
    October 22nd, 2005
    at 7:41 pm

    This is an extreme example – I wonder what the motivations are behind this article. Since I just got back from a series of campus visits with my high school senior, I’m pretty sensitive to the degree to which colleges want to control what their students hear, see, and do.

    Comment by
    October 23rd, 2005
    at 4:48 pm

    I feel sorry for whoever marries Ethan or Brendan!

    Comment by
    Cardinal Fang
    October 23rd, 2005
    at 11:06 pm

    The funniest part is that one of the kids just transferred to the University of Hawaii. Probably because he got turned down at the India Institute of Technology, the University of South Wales (Australia) and the University of the Moon.