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    lawnmower parents

    This "lawnmower" seems to compare the action of "mowing the lawn" to clean any obstable and dirts on the lawn to their care of the children. Is this kind of parents common in the states? As I know, they raise children in a very independently, and this is true of Korea too much, where even if you turn 30, you are still a kangaroo child depending on your parents economically.

    9)As modeern families continue to decrease in size, some parents are focusing more time and energy on ensuring their children succeed in life. They are sometimes referred to as "lawnmower parents." because they attempt to cut down every obstable that lies in their child's way, creating a smooth path to success and happiness....
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    Re: lawnmower parents

    I have never heard of this

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    Re: lawnmower parents

    I certainly know the term "helicopter parents" but not this.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: lawnmower parents

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    This "lawnmower" seems to compare the action of "mowing the lawn" to clean any obstable and dirts on the lawn to their care of the children. Is this kind of parents common in the states? As I know, they raise children in a very independently, and this is true of Korea too much, where even if you turn 30, you are still a kangaroo child depending on your parents economically.

    9)As modeern families continue to decrease in size, some parents are focusing more time and energy on ensuring their children succeed in life. They are sometimes referred to as "lawnmower parents." because they attempt to cut down every obstable that lies in their child's way, creating a smooth path to success and happiness....
    I have never heard the term, but I have seen the behavior.

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    Re: lawnmower parents

    I've never heard it in the UK, either.

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