Dudes and Dudettes…have any of you ever heard the term ‘helicopter parents’ before? Sure don’t know about all of you, but yesterday was the first day yours truly has ever heard that term used before…I must really be behind the times and such.

Nevertheless, here are a few reports about this story, the first is a shortened version…the third link will have a much more detailed report that should be read, including pictures.

This is via FNI, you can watch a video of lawyers debating this by clicking link if you desire.:

Do you know any helicopter parents, or are you perhaps guilty of being one? Well listen up! In a bizarre stalking case, a college student in Ohio took legal action against her overbearing parents with a restraining order.

Aubrey Ireland claims her parents would drive 600 miles from Kansas to her school in Ohio to check on her. She says they accused her of illegal drug use, promiscuity and mental illness. They even made her put keyloggers on her computer to keep track of all the keystrokes she was making. Think it can’t be any worse? Ireland alleges she had to leave Skype on some nights so her mother could see that she was in her dorm sleeping.

After the college senior broke off contact with her parents, they stopped paying her tuition. The University of Cincinnati stepped in by paying for her last year of school. She was able to convince a judge that her parents were stalking her and was granted a restraining order.

Ireland said in a statement, “It’s just been really embarrassing and upsetting to have my parents come to my university when I’m a grown adult and just basically slander my name and follow me around.

You can also read about the video report below here.

Here’s one more story regarding this issue that I mentioned towards the top of the blog post…check it out. –

College Student Granted Restraining Order Against Own Parents for Being Overbearing — But Wait Until You Hear the Details!’

Like they say…’What goes around, comes around‘…or something like that.

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  1. I don’t know dudette…..

  2. I think the parents have some serious mental issues based on the story I read. Its going to take a toll for decades on the young lady.


    America has too many lawyers and too many looking for the easy way out

  4. Quartier LeBlanc says:

    A couple of years as a porn star would probably break this cycle.

  5. Awwww, boo-hoo. I want my parents’ money -I just don’t want them to know where it is going…
    ‘Cause I’m a grown-up…who can’t pay my own bills…


    And now the taxpayers get to fund her education (HA!) just like we will get to fund the rest of her worthless, irresponsible, unproductive life.

  6. We have a say in my country: “If you raise crows, they will pluck your eyes out”.

  7. Quartier LeBlanc says:

    Actually after reading stories from a few sources, it’s really the parents that are the nutcases. She did what she had to for her own self protection and welfare. Some of the stuff the parents pulled is outlandish and seemingly well documented.

  8. Cinnamon Girl says:

    It sounds as if this girl is an only child who possesses overly protective parents, and they definitely went overboard. There have been quite a few news stories over the years regarding people who had to seek emancipation from their parents and won it.

    What’s sad is there are kids whose parents are the opposite: utterly absent, drug-addled, abusive, and yet the state keeps granting custody back to those same parents. Witness the lady here in Tampa who has 16 children, all of which remain in her “care” although she refuses, as do the fathers, to care for them in any way other than demanding that the government provide their food, clothing, shelter, education, and medical care.

    All of these children including Aubrey would have been better off in a Christian orphanage, but those are gone, lambasted for being “indoctrination” centers. I knew kids in Christian orphanages when I was a child and they were happy, healthy, and loved.

  9. Dr. Poontang says:

    Overly protective parents…yes! But at least the parents give a hoot unlike so many other parents that just let their “welfare sources” aka children run wild with no guidance or positive role models to look up to.

    What is the most confusing day in the ghetto?

    That’s right…Father’s Day!

    • Quartier LeBlanc says:

      But doc, that kind an overly protective parent can be just as destructive as a drug addict parent.

      • Dr. Poontang says:

        I’m not defending these parents in any way and yes you are absolutely correct by saying these parents can be just as harmful as a drug addicted parent. I’m just saying that at least they are willing to put forth the time and effort required to keep up this ridiculous orwellian surveillance on their child when so many others could care less as long as they keep collecting a check.

        • As far as I am concerned, so long as the parents were paying for her education, they were also paying for the roof over her head, which falls under the old adage ‘as long as you are under my roof you will live by my rules.’
          What irks me is that -instead of going and getting, you know, A JOB or something in order to pay for her Own education; this little turd has the taxpayers on the hook.
          Emancipation means emancipation; not jumping onto a form of welfare and becoming a ward of the taxpaying citizen.

    • Dr. Poontang…

      Wow…your question and answer says it all!

  10. Off-topic….anyone else lose this site for awhile?

    Just curious and sort of testing, plan on putting something here in a bit, so will wait and make sure this site is staying up for awhile while I get stuff at home done. ~

    • Not lately. I’ve been on and off today, got the day off from work so I’m at home surfing the net. When did it drop out Big?

      • Heck…for me I think it was about a half-hour ago. It didn’t last long though, hope it stays that way. Getting some salmon prepared to smoke…warming up my hands for a moment before I go back outside and get the smoker and trays ready. ~

  11. It’s almost like he is trying to escalate the ‘feel bad’.


    More blame to go around. BTW Baraka, I’m not in the ‘middle class’ whatever that is. I’m way below what is considered middle class.

    • I could not listen to that bastid…another reason I went outside.

      • I turn on NPR a few minutes ago.
        Barry talking ‘America had never been about…’ or somesuch.

        I turned it off, mid sentence.
        AWD, give an update tomorrow.


  12. Hell… if I had kids (never did have any rug rats) I’d be more than happy to pack them off to college and not see them until the following year.

  13. I hate parents like this. I am more of a here’s a stick and a bag now go fend for yourself kind of Dad. I don’t think any of mine are going to be filing a restraining order against me.

    • Hey Caegyn,

      Sounds like you’re grounded… parents definitely need to give advice, but kids also need to find their own way.

      Happy New Year!!!

      • Thanks Paul B.

        From me and mine to you and yours, Happy New Year! All the best for 2013, maybe I”ll be my wish and the USA will be liberal free on 2014!

  14. She sounds loose. Maybe she wants to party.