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Tiger Moms Are So Last Year: Meet Lawnmower Mom, the Pushy Parent of 2012

You thought Tiger Mom was tough and

The "lawnmower mom's" behavior isn't limited to the field; CBS reports that one mother actually encouraged her 12-year-old to brawl with her classmates, and then got in on the action herself, throwing punches. Like helicopter moms, the lawnmower mom believes it's up to her to shepherd her child through life, clearing their path of every obstacle — real or imagined.

Have you ever met a lawnmower parent? How did you handle it?

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