When Parenting Goes Overboard #TheHouseMovie

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Have you ever gone overboard to help support your child’s dreams and wishes? I’m guessing, like me, you emphatically answered “yes!”

How can we not?  We all want our children to have a happy childhood and to explore their dreams.   Even if that sometimes means nurturing them and fulfilling their every wish at our own expense, emotionally, physically and often financially.

When Parenting Goes Overboard #TheHouseMovie

I’ve personally spent endless hours chauffeuring, cheering on my kids at sports and academics events and shopping for every little bit of school supplies and equipment they need for their countless activities.

There are a few days where I confess that I have forsaken a shower or skipped flossing because I was drop-dead tired from our busy schedule.  There are times I’ve gone without things I wanted in lieu of funding a class trip and to the extreme, foregoing a planned vacation to help support our son’s opportunity to attend a S.T.E.M. summer camp.

 Jerry Linenger at STEM camp
A really cool moment for my youngest meeting former astronaut Jerry Linenger at STEM camp – worth the sacrifices!

I can’t say that I’ve done anything silly extreme or that I regret any of the sacrifices made.  I did once squish into an amusement park ride to pacify my eldest son who didn’t want to ride alone despite the fact that it was a single rider seat.  I maybe regret that a little, but thankfully there are no photos on record and we are able to have a good laugh about it now!

With college on the horizon for two of my children, I may have to go the extra mile on the scrimp, save and sacrifice road.  After all, I certainly want to support my kids as much as possible and set them on the pathway to success.

Will I go to the lengths that Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) do in THE HOUSE (in theaters June 30!)  Probably not, but it sure looks like a heck of a lot of fun!

After Scott and Kate Johansen (Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler) lose their daughter Alex’s college fund, they become desperate to earn it back so she can pursue her dream of attending a university. With the help of their neighbor Frank (Jason Mantzoukas), they decide to start an illegal casino in his house.

Can you imagine?  Now that’s some hilarious overboard parenting!

Hopefully we won’t have to resort to some far-fetched tactic to get our boys through college, but we’ll certainly enjoy watching two of our favorite comedy stars, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, take on the challenge in THE HOUSE this summer!

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When Parenting Goes Overboard #TheHouseMovie

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When Parenting Goes Overboard #TheHouseMovie

What’s the most outrageous or extreme thing you’ve done to help support your child’s dreams and wishes?


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Elena
    • June 19, 2017
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    I sold almost everything around the house so my child could go to summer camp

    • Keri justice
    • June 19, 2017
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    I am my children’s biggest cheerleaders! My son plays soccer and I tend to get pretty loud cheering for him along with other sports he plays!

    • Ellie Wright
    • June 19, 2017
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    I worked double shifts waiting tables to pay for my sons’ baseball uniforms and equipment when they were younger.

    • nannypanpan01
    • June 19, 2017
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    I’ve saved to get him the sports equipment he needs

    • shelly peterson
    • June 20, 2017
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    I did try to donate plasma once to help pay for Summer camp but that didn’t work out.

    • Julie Wood
    • June 20, 2017
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    My kids wanted to go to a Space camp, but I did not have any money to send them. So I got a job standing out in front of a business handing out sales pamphlets and it was hard work and very cold outside! But, I made enough money to send my kids to camp!

    • Rosie
    • June 20, 2017
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    A tween’s dream outfit she wanted to sew, but way too hard, teaching her to sew. A secret little “elf” came out every night to rip out mistakes and put back together just right. She never knew!!

    • Natalie
    • June 20, 2017
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    I do no have children, but my mom used to stand outside to cheer my cross country ski races when it was degrees below zero outside!

    • Brandon Sparks
    • June 27, 2017
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    Used all the money I had to my name to buy her a dress..

    • Terry
    • June 27, 2017
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    I have not really done anything outrageous as I was a single parent to 3 children and could not afford to do much of anything.

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