when I usd to judge SCience Fairs in Lancaster County, I always liked to attend some of the dinners and talk to the parents. I found that many of the parents were open to using the terms"We did this project" or "We built this"
That was sorta against the very rules of the SCience Fairs, but it was always just ignored by most judges.
I think that those of us in our 50s and 60s herein, are probably among the last bunches of "free range Kids" (back when that actually meant something ) .I admit that our kids were somewhat sheltered but I hope we didnt smother them to the point that their lives became mere reflections of ours.
I see the error of overprotection and parental induced neotany , and I get a kick out of some of our own A2K members who have kept us well informed of every dookie their larvae made.
I was raised by a military family wherein my dad let me know in no uncertain terms that I lived in HIS house, and I wasnt the center of it all.
Whenever we get these homework questions on A2K, i really cringe at how seemingly helpless some of these kids are. I calm myself with the information that (I think it was Dys ) who once said that the yahoo kids that ask the clueless questions are a very small minority
I hope he was right. because I see a lot of kids who are rather non-creative and unable to solve problems in life.
Of course I used to walk to school uphill both ways and barefoot in winter.