Stone Soup by Jan Eliot

Stone Soup

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  1. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, over 1 year ago

    kerfluffle

  2. somebodyshort

    somebodyshort said, over 1 year ago

    Pick your battles. As a parent there are some battles you must not lose, but there are also some you must not win, and then there are all those you shouldn’t fight.

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    Notice how the mothers hold their children over this idea.

  4. bawana

    bawana said, over 1 year ago

    I have never had children but from afar,it is very evident how parenting has changed over the years. Talk about “helicoptor parenting”, What ever happened to letting kids fail on their own?

  5. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 1 year ago

    @bawana

    Nothing, only now they get a trophy for it…… so their poor yiddle self esteem isn’t diminished.

  6. Mai Griffin

    Mai Griffin said, over 1 year ago

    @rmacprivate

    Agreed – that’s when the rot set in!

  7. Monkeyhead

    Monkeyhead said, over 1 year ago

    I beleive that all this helecoptering is hurting how we learn to interact with others. Sharing is a thing of the past. Putting another’s feelings/needs before our own is gone. It’s all about me me me.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I agree with the helicoptering parenting, but I hope things are changing in the right direction now that we’ve seen how harmful protecting our children too much can be.
    I have elementary school kids, and while I see some helicoptering, I also see more and more parents who deliberately step back and let their kids make mistakes.

    The only concern that I have is that too many don’t teach their kids responsibility and respect. Helicoptering has nothing to do with respect for others. I know many kids whose parents let them do whatever, yet they don’t teach them to think about anyone except for themselves.

  9. specinss

    specinss said, over 1 year ago

    So, Evie, what are your scars???

  10. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago

    @lightenup

    Unfortunately, we now have a generation in the ‘pipeline’ that expect rewards without any effort and can’t make decisions for themselves or their employers. They will be shocked when the next cohort gets promoted over them.

  11. mrsdonaldson

    mrsdonaldson said, over 1 year ago

    Evie speaks with the wisdom of someone who has “been there, done that.” She was probably just as nervous when she was a young mom. Now she’s a grandmother. She’s seen the world. Life is all about learning, and we learn from our mistakes.

  12. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, over 1 year ago

    Please excuse my ignorance. What the deuce is “helicopter parenting?”

  13. eieio2

    eieio2 said, over 1 year ago

    This is a classic strip- It’s good to see it again- one of my favorites.
    Scars teach us how to adapt. Parents (and grandparents, and “created” family) give us the guidance we need to continue to grow the right way. Most of us wouldn’t survive well, though, if we were, in landscaping parlance, “brutally pruned”. True trauma is what parents hope they can protect their child against, but- it happens.

  14. piksea

    piksea GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I heard that being a parent is a second chance to get childhood right and being a grandparent is a second chance to get parenting right.

  15. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    One of the problems is that although grandparents have been there – done that, the younger ones don’t listen. They almost insist on making the mistakes themselves. It’s all part of the fun – I guess.

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