Snowplow Parenting

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  1. uscvball

    uscvball Founding Member

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    Interesting article on the "latest" phase of ineffective parenting and helps frame the stupidity in light of the college scandal reported last week.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/16/style/snowplow-parenting-scandal.html

    "Helicopter parenting, the practice of hovering anxiously near one’s children, monitoring their every activity, is so 20th century. Some affluent mothers and fathers now are more like snowplows: machines chugging ahead, clearing any obstacles in their child’s path to success, so they don’t have to encounter failure, frustration or lost opportunities.

    Taken to its criminal extreme, that means bribing SAT proctors and paying off college coaches to get children in to elite colleges — and then going to great lengths to make sure they never face the humiliation of knowing how they got there."
     
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    Winston1 Veteran Member

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    There’s so much evidence before our eyes. How else do you explain this snowflake millennial generation?
     
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    uscvball Founding Member

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    This article is a great summation as to how Singer managed to do what he did and get away with it for so long....
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crim...i=BBnb7Kz&OCID=ansmsnnews11#image=BBUU4IA_2|4

    Gotta love the thinking from some parents. "Janis Heaphy Durham, a former publisher of The Sacramento Bee, said that she enlisted Mr. Singer in late 2006 or early 2007, when he was well known among parents around town.

    “We hired him to keep Tanner on track,” she said of her son.

    Although her son’s grades in high school were “in order” and he was being scouted by at least two universities as a rugby recruit, Ms. Durham recalled that Mr. Singer “helped us navigate the application process, which can be daunting, and he had a good understanding of the personalities of the various schools."

    Really? She hired someone to keep her son "on track"? Isn't that HER job initially and then her son's job ultimately? No wonder these kids get into college and end up going home after a year.
     
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    CalcoTiger Live Long and Prosper IVI

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    This is really blowing up and these families are facing some jail time. I don't thnk their being wealthy and famous gets them out of this.

    Plus today Hallmark dropped Laughlin . She was a regular on series and movies.

    Gonna be hard to act from prison.
     
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    uscvball Founding Member

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    Hallmark dropped that ass over a week ago. And she wasn't just a regular, she was also exec producer on When Calls the Heart, was goo for at least 2 Christmas movies, and had her own regular detective series. That one is gonna hurt and even then, it wouldn't be enough.

    I will be shocked if they get any jail time. Money affords them the best attorneys. They will plead and get probation plus fines.
     
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    They, the parents, will plead and rat out anyone they can. Why, to protect their kids, who maybe prosecuted yet. The federal prosecutor is Jepetto and the parents are on a string. I think some are going to jail due to the leverage being to great.
     
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    They don't need the parents for that (doubt any of them know the names of others). They already have Singer, several employees of his "foundation" and others who likely have already supplied other names. The DoJ has also subpoenaed the records of several private elite high schools so there are a lot of tight anuses in Hollywood and the Newport Coast these days.

    Any student who was under the age of 18 at the time they applied isn't likely going to get in any trouble, regardless of whether they knew or not. Going after them offers little for prosecutors.

    Huffman....$15k...relatively small potatoes. Loughlin and Giannulli are quite a different story. Still waiting to find out who shelled out $6M and for what school.
     
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    CalcoTiger Live Long and Prosper IVI

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    this is so high profile I am not sure the public lets it go without seeing some jailtime. The Laughlin amount of money is huge and these are felony bribery. Wouldn't look good for them to get off to be honest. I have a strange feeling this is just the tip of the iceberg when they start digging.

    Probably a lot of rich people getting nervous. Just wish they would do some digging at a school or two in alabama in football.
     
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    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    It’s hard to watch your kids not necessarily fail, but miss out on anything they desire but in the long run, our failures or missed opportunities are often the things that shape us for the better.
     
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    lsutiga TF Pubic Relations

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    lol

    Bama enters EVERYTHING with LSU fans. On Droppings they’re already worried about Bama snagging WW as their basketball coach.
     

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