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    Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?


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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Quote Originally Posted by cigaretteman View Post

    It's been trending this way for decades. Going home on Labor Day weekend, after what, two weeks away from home, tops? Cut the cord already.



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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    How many of you are helping your student or had your parents help you move to college when the student has their own transportation? This is from a discussion with my wife.



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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Anyone else notice the mom doesn't look too shabby for a 52 year old?


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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Anyone else notice the mom doesn't look too shabby for a 52 year old?
    So is this where you look at the mother before you decide to marry the girl?



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    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    How many of you are helping your student or had your parents help you move to college when the student has their own transportation? This is from a discussion with my wife.
    I had them help me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    So is this where you look at the mother before you decide to marry the girl?
    Well the girl isn't bad, likely a 7.5 but when I look at the mom, she's a hard 7.5 right now. That's a NDS(Net Deterioration Score) of 0. Pretty damn good actually considering she is 52. Anytime you can work off a 7.5 base and a 0 NDS, lock it down.


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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    I had them help me.
    I had my parents help, but only because I couldn't squeeze a loveseat in a 1989 Ford Tempo. Call me a Momma's boy I guess.


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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Helicopter parents are the worst!



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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Quote Originally Posted by yaman3 View Post
    Well the girl isn't bad, likely a 7.5 but when I look at the mom, she's a hard 7.5 right now. That's a NDS(Net Deterioration Score) of 0. Pretty damn good actually considering she is 52. Anytime you can work off a 7.5 base and a 0 NDS, lock it down.
    Awesome theory.

    I felt like kids that went home any weekend during the first month of freshman year missed out on a lot of bonding/friendship making and never quite made it back up.



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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    How many of you are helping your student or had your parents help you move to college when the student has their own transportation? This is from a discussion with my wife.
    My folk's helped me, as another poster said couldn't get love seat in my two door explorer. My folks would have come regardless as the coaches encouraged the parents to come see what summer training and even two a days was all about depending on when you showed up.

    On a side sappy note that was the second hardest I had ever seen my dad cry. (I think it had to do more with he knew free labor was leaving the farm instead of missing me)



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    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    I had my parents help, but only because I couldn't squeeze a loveseat in a 1989 Ford Tempo. Call me a Momma's boy I guess.
    Thanks,
    He has a truck so the loveseat will fit. We have season football tickets this year, so we will be going up two weeks later, or at least I will be.



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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    How many of you are helping your student or had your parents help you move to college when the student has their own transportation? This is from a discussion with my wife.
    Parents have helped with all 2 of 3 moves. Hauling a loft in my 2 door Cutlass Supreme would've been a sight to behold and my parents hauled couches/bed frame/dresser in a trailer when I moved last year. I think I moved into Freddy on my own since it was already furnished and we didn't need anything huge.

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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    I think it's different if you're a son than it is if you're daughter. I can understand a daughter relying on her parents for the first couple of years at college. For guys, once you head off to college, it's time to grow up and become your own man.



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    Re: Are Today's Students-Parents Too Connected?

    Quote Originally Posted by cjclone View Post
    How many of you are helping your student or had your parents help you move to college when the student has their own transportation? This is from a discussion with my wife.
    I don't see helping a student move as being "too connected." That's more like a rite of passage, for both the student and the parents.

    I have two coworkers who are dangerously close to being helicopter parents. Just seeing their interactions makes me want to do the complete opposite when my kids are older.



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