The school principal received a note from the mother of a small and smirking boy. The note read, ” My son is a sensitive child. He has never been reprimanded nor punished in any way. I pray you to not impinge crassly upon the delicate harmonies of his lovingly fostered emotional balance. If he does something wrong just punish the boys sitting next to him – that will frighten him into better behavior. …………George F. Taubeneck
Written in 1949 it seem almost prescient of the change from the old hovering OH series Raven observation “helicopter parents” that were limited in range and were usually found primarily flying around elementary schools to the new fast-moving heavily armed Apache attack “helicopter parents” that now have extended their range all the way from elementary school to graduate school
How quaint the quote and yet how modern.
©2011 Richard Safris