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"Of course he can walk, but why should he?"
Tags:mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, kid, kids, child, children, childhood, toddler, toddlers, babying, overparenting, coddle, coddling, overprotective, judgement, judging, criticise, criticize, critical, mind your own business, boy, boys, women, woman, pampered, spoiled, spoiled brat
"Guess you were right, chief--I just needed to be burped."
Tags:boss, bosses, manager, managers, executive, executives, executive, executives, coddle, coddling, coddled, burp, burping, baby, babies, employee, employees, staff, staffs, underling, underlings, workplace, office, office life, office behavior, office environment, hostile work environment, middle management, overprotective boss, overprotective bosses, awkward, awkward moments, micromanage, micromanaged, micromanager, management style
"He's allergic to peanuts, sensitive to wheat, lactose-intolerant, and just plain weirded out by fruit."
Tags:allergies, allergic, food allergy, allergy, allergen, eating, eaten, eat, eating out, cater, catered, catering, customer, customers, customer's always right, customers always right, kid, kids, child, picky, picky kid, school, schools, parent, parents, parenting, coddle, coddled, coddling, foodie, foodies, lactose intolerant, lactose-intolerant, unfortunate, unfortunately
The Abominable Snowmom
Tags:nag, nagging, nagged, fishwife, mother, mothers, motherhood, mom, mum, mums, moms, parenting, parental, parenthood, coddle, coddled, coddling, coddles, overbearing, over-bearing, over bearing, helicopter, helicopter parenting, helicopter parent, helicopter mom, tiger mom, tiger moms, tiger, monster, monsters, snowman, snowday, snow day, cold, cold weather, winter, wintry, winter clothes, kid, kids, child, family
"So, when he says, 'What a good boy am I,' Jack is really reinforcing his self-esteem."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, son, sons, boy, boys, book, books, literature, bedtime, storytime, story time, reading to children, reading to kids, mother goose, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, rhyme, rhymes, little jack horner, children's story, children's stories, what a good boy am i, self-esteem, self-confidence, reinforcing, therapy, therapist, therapists, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counseling, counselling, mental health, self-help, psychobabble, psycho-babble, modern life, modern parents, modern parenting, modern parenthood, millennial, millennials, raising kids, raising children, emotions, feelings, mollycoddling, coddling, overprotective
"You spoil that child!"
"O.K., Mom, I'm off the plane. I'll call you when I check into the hotel, and when I check out of the hotel, when I get on the plane home, and when I get off the plane home, and I'll call you when I'm in the driveway – glad you're not worrying."
Tags:worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, parent, parents, parenting, fuss, fusses, fussing, maternal, call, calls, calling, check in, checks in, checking in, airport, airports, plane travel, coddle, coddles, coddling, plane, planes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, anxiety, anxieties, anxious
"First, milk and cookies, Excellency, then a nap, and then OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!"
Tags:off with their heads, king, kings, ruler, rulers, servant, servant, agenda, agendas, on the agenda, schedule, schedules, milk and cookies, nap, naps, napping, nap time, naptime, serve, serving, servitude, pander, pandering, worship, worshipping, mother, mothering, look after, looking after, royal, royalty, leader, leaders, child, kid, kids, childhood, mollycoddle, mollycoddling, coddle, coddling, cosset, indulge, indulgent, overindulge, overindulgent, contrast, unexpected, assassination, assassinations
"Stop coding the dog, Fred! He should have to bury his bones himself!"
Tags:dog, dogs, canine, canines, pet, pets, pet dog, pet dogs, dog owner, dog owners, dog lover, dog lovers, spoil, spoiled, spoiling, pet owner, pet owners, bone, bones, canine behaviour, coddle, coddling, coddled, coddles, dog behaviour, dog behavior, canine behavior, bone, bones, bury, buries, burying
'The inmates are complaining their swimming pool is dirty? Do they think we coddle our prisoners here?!'
'Well, technically, he's left the nest: He just happens to live next door...'
"They're giving out non-participation trophies now for the kids who want no part of it."