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"Where am I going to college? I thought this was college."
Tags:college, colleges, university, universities, higher education, college application, college applications, school, schools, kid, kids, child, going to school, plan ahead, planning ahead, ambitious, ambition, ambitions, pushy parent, pushy parents, ambitious parent, ambitious parents, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"We've been thinking a lot about what we want to do with your life."
"School's out- academic summer camp is in."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, child rearing, kid, kids, summer camp, summer camps, pushy parent, pushy parents, ambitious parent, ambitious parents, helicopter parent, helicopter parents, overworked, overworking, summer holiday, summer holidays, summer vacation, summer vacations, disappointment, disappointments, child, childhood, upbringing
"Wear shoes like this and you could marry a president."
Tags:red shoe, red shoes, high heel, high heels, high-heel, high-heels, heel, heels, red heel, red heels, president, presidents, power shoe, power shoes, aspiration, aspirations, aspiring, casual sexism, girl talk, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family life, family-life, mentor, mentors, mentoring, role model, role models, pushy parent, pushy parents, ambitious parent, ambitious parents, fashion advice, trend, trendy, trendiness
Saint Anthony's School for Gifted Parents
"We're hoping that someday Rosalie will be a major player in the creative economy."
Tags:creative economy, ambition, ambitions, ambitious parent, ambitious parents, parent, parents, high hopes, pressure, pressures, pressuring, artistic, artist, artists, upbringing, creative economy, creative economies, buzzword, buzzwords, jargon, business jargon, draw, draws, drawing, stick figure, stick figures, jump to conclusions, jumps to conclusions, jumping to conclusions
"We're hoping he'll end up on the street - Harley, Downing, Wall..."
'Push, dear! The child will be late for pre-school!'
"...and would you like to enroll her in pre-pre-pre-med or pre-pre-law?"
"Do we have to go to the Wilson's? All they do is brag about their son being a therapy dog."
Tags:proud parent, proud parents, therapy, therapy dog, therapy dogs, canine, canines, brag, bragging, braggart, braggarts, brags, bragged, ambitious parent, ambitious parents, pushy parent, pushy parents, disappointment, disappointments, couch potato, couch potatoes, pup, pups, puppy, puppies, teen, teens, teenager
'I told you he's gonna be the next Warren Buffett!'
"Son, we didn't spend a fortune on your education so you can 'just be yourself.'"
'Oh, I'm very fast, but my dad's problem is that I'm not competitive at all...'
'I bet he'll have a good career in politics or in the economy.'
'One way you derive your sense of security is from the tactile sensation of your teddy, can you say that?'
'I told them 'You fulfill your own dreams, and I'll fulfill mine.''
"And you wouldn't believe how much it costs to bring up a child star these days!"
'But in the Global Marketplace you're only 650,247,555th.'
Future Micro MGR.
An over ambitious pushy parent reading a book about child development while ignoring her child's emotional needs.
"I think as a kid I was pushed a little too hard."
"Not only won't your grades get you into college, they won't get you into vocational school!"
Tags:school report, school reports, report card, report cards, grade, grades, grade card, grade cards, grading, fail, fails, failing grade, failing grades, vocational school, apprentice, apprentices, apprenticeship, trade school, trade schools, college, colleges, pushy parent, pushy parents, ambitious parent, ambitious parents
"Rabbi, what should I do about my son? He refuses to do his Calculus, he's dropped swimming and arate, and he hasn't touched his violin for weeks!"
"Shape up, son! You want to be a dung beetle the rest of your life?"
Tags:beetle, dung beetle, dung beetles, pushy parent, pushy parents, ambitions, ambitious, ambitious parent, ambitious parents, insect, insects, status, ambition, professions, profession, job, career, careers, expectations, crap job, change job, evolution, advancement, motivational speech, motivational speeches, prep talk, prep talks