Props to the inimitable Miss Dawn for inspiring this post with her comments on the ABOUT page.
In an earlier post, I wrote about my views on the Generation Emasculation of young boys. One of the PC issues with which I took exception was the growing popularity of “No Touch” policies in schools.
One might ask, How could anyone be against ‘No Touch’ policies? Shouldn’t we do whatever we can to protect our children?”
The answer is often, NO!
“Protecting” our children, most often championed by today’s Moms, has created a society of what Guy Sr.’s beautiful Principessa Gracie calls “Helicopter Moms.”
A Helicopter Mom is one who constantly “hovers” over her children. It began while following her toddler with her hand under his/her bottom to catch him/her if she falls while trying to walk. It continues through the child’s life in a myriad of ways trying to protect her child from life’s little pitfalls, minor dangers, and everyday failures.
She creates a largely unneeded bubble of “safety” around her child. She insulates them from the realities of life. But, unknown to a Helicopter Mom, those often unfortunate realities are necessary for her child’s growth and self-confidence.
As an extension, “Helicopter Schools” now put children in the same bubbles of “safety” and unknowingly stunt their emotional growth and well-being. Boys and girls in bubbles. No touches, no hug after a classmate returns from the hospital, no high fives after a great performance. Stay in your bubbles boys and girls… or you will be expelled!
Is it any wonder kids find such solace these days in things as cold as gaming consoles, computers, and cell phones? Kids can touch them with impunity, yet they are “safe” in knowing that much like their classmates, those things will never touch back.
Oh, and by the way: “No Touch” policies originated with feminists in the work place. Now, they’ve trickled down to our children in the school setting. Congrats. One more reason for feminists to be proud. LOL.
— Guy Jr.