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Troll dolls adopt lavish lifestyle, warp child’s expectations

Sunday, June 14th, 2009

Trolls are supposed to live under bridges. Or in fetid forest dens. They are supposed to be freaks, squat and bug-eyed—tolerated only because they happen to have spectacularly vivid, comb-able hair. Trolls are not supposed to be privileged trust-fund recipients who share a flashy two-story beach house and zip around scoring Ecstasy in their collectible […]

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Exclusive: Helicopter no fan of helicopter parents

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

I recently wondered how your average helicopter feels about being associated with pushy, interfering “helicopter parents.” Accordingly, I met with an RLC Bell 407—a masterpiece of aerospace technology—and made a few sensitive inquiries. Its response wasn’t pretty. Perfect Baby Handbook: When did you first hear the term “helicopter parent”? Bell 407: I don’t want to […]

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How the New York Times envisions the “end of over-parenting”

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

Tensions are running high at Perfect Baby Handbook Worldwide Headquarters on Montague Street. It seems our services are no longer needed! At least according to this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine, in which Lisa Belkin proclaims that the days of “helicoptering, smothering mothering…overly enmeshed parenting” or “get-them-into-Harvard-or-bust parenting” are numbered. It seems as though the […]

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