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* In ''Literature/{{Swynmoor}}'', Tomlin has been under the thumb of his mother and aunt, the latter of which is the wife of the Lord of Swynmoor. When they learn that his uncle has died, he puts his foot down and cancels the marriage they were railroading him into.


->'''Marlin:''' I promised him I'd never let anything happen to him.
->'''Dory:''' Hmm, that's a funny thing to promise.
->'''Marlin:''' What?
->'''Dory:''' Well, you can't never let ''anything'' happen to him, then nothing would ''ever'' happen to him. Not much fun for little [[AccidentalMisnaming Harpo]].

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->'''Marlin:''' ->'''Marlin''': I promised him I'd never let anything happen to him.
->'''Dory:'''
him.\\
'''Dory''':
Hmm, that's a funny thing to promise.
->'''Marlin:''' What?
->'''Dory:'''
promise.\\
'''Marlin''': What?\\
'''Dory''':
Well, you can't never let ''anything'' happen to him, then nothing would ''ever'' happen to him. Not much fun for little [[AccidentalMisnaming Harpo]].



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* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' Trixie and Cheerilee give Ditzy one of these in "Exam Jitters", after Ditzy goes in smother mode when Dinky gets lost during the rain, and even talks her out of ''potentially'' applying for a prestigious school via emotional blackmail. They eventually manage to get through to her.

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* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse'': Trixie and Cheerilee give Ditzy one of these in "Exam Jitters", after Ditzy goes in smother mode when Dinky gets lost during the rain, and even talks her out of ''potentially'' applying for a prestigious school via emotional blackmail. They eventually manage to get through to her.



-->'''Gobber:''' You're not always going to be there to protect him. He's going to get out there. He's probably out there now.

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-->'''Gobber:''' -->'''Gobber''': You're not always going to be there to protect him. He's going to get out there. He's probably out there now.



-->'''Helena:''' She's not a pet! She's not even a child anymore! You have to let her grow up.\\
'''Dark Queen:''' You mean... let her choose her own food, her own clothes, make her own decisions... love her, but don't try to possess her?\\
'''Helena:''' Yes, that's exactly what I mean.\\
'''Dark Queen:''' Absolutely out of the question.

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-->'''Helena:''' -->'''Helena''': She's not a pet! She's not even a child anymore! You have to let her grow up.\\
'''Dark Queen:''' Queen''': You mean... let her choose her own food, her own clothes, make her own decisions... love her, but don't try to possess her?\\
'''Helena:''' '''Helena''': Yes, that's exactly what I mean.\\
'''Dark Queen:''' Queen''': Absolutely out of the question.



-->'''Dad:''' Helen, dogs die, they get sick, they run away from home. They're just a heartbreak waiting to happen.\\
'''Helen:''' So you want to shelter him from life. For how long?

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-->'''Dad:''' -->'''Dad''': Helen, dogs die, they get sick, they run away from home. They're just a heartbreak waiting to happen.\\
'''Helen:''' '''Helen''': So you want to shelter him from life. For how long?





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** [[HeroicBSOD At a low point in the journey]], Marlin murmurs, "I promised I'd never let anything happen to him." Dory's response serves as a low-key rebuttal to Marlin's overprotectiveness and helps him understand why Nemo tried to rebel against his precautionary measures:

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** [[HeroicBSOD At a low point in the journey]], Marlin murmurs, "I promised I'd never let anything happen to him." Dory's response serves as a low-key rebuttal to Marlin's overprotectiveness and helps him understand why Nemo tried to rebel against his precautionary measures:measures.



-->'''Gobber''': You're not always going to be there to protect him. He's going to get out there. He's probably out there now.

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-->'''Gobber''': -->'''Gobber:''' You're not always going to be there to protect him. He's going to get out there. He's probably out there now.



-->'''Helena''': She's not a pet! She's not even a child anymore! You have to let her grow up.
-->'''Dark Queen''': You mean... let her choose her own food, her own clothes, make her own decisions... love her, but don't try to possess her?
-->'''Helena''': Yes, that's exactly what I mean.
-->'''Dark Queen''': Absolutely out of the question.
* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': When Hippotyla chastises her sister for training Diana, her sister retorts that they both know it's only a matter of time before Ares returns and Diana has to be ready. Hippotyla then relents (in fact telling her that she can train her ten times as hard as any other Amazon), but tells her that Diana must not know the truth about herself.

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-->'''Helena''': -->'''Helena:''' She's not a pet! She's not even a child anymore! You have to let her grow up.
-->'''Dark Queen''':
up.\\
'''Dark Queen:'''
You mean... let her choose her own food, her own clothes, make her own decisions... love her, but don't try to possess her?
-->'''Helena''':
her?\\
'''Helena:'''
Yes, that's exactly what I mean.
-->'''Dark Queen''':
mean.\\
'''Dark Queen:'''
Absolutely out of the question.
* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': ''Film/{{Wonder Woman|2017}}'': When Hippotyla chastises her sister for training Diana, her sister retorts that they both know it's only a matter of time before Ares returns and Diana has to be ready. Hippotyla then relents (in fact telling her that she can train her ten times as hard as any other Amazon), but tells her that Diana must not know the truth about herself.



-->'''Dad''': Helen, dogs die, they get sick, they run away from home. They're just a heartbreak waiting to happen.\\
-->'''Helen''': So you want to shelter him from life. For how long?

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-->'''Dad''': -->'''Dad:''' Helen, dogs die, they get sick, they run away from home. They're just a heartbreak waiting to happen.\\
-->'''Helen''': '''Helen:''' So you want to shelter him from life. For how long?



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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': If you take your [[StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter sole surviving sibling]] to the Deep Roads expedition, your mother will beg you to leave them at home, since she cannot bear to lose both of you. You can then give her the reassurance that everything will be fine and that you are both responsible adults, persuading her to relent. [[spoiler:Naturally, if both of you go to the Deep Roads, your sibling contracts the Taint and dies (or, under very specific circumstances, becomes a Grey Warden--a Fate Worse Than Death by many standards), so your mother ''was'' right.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'': If you take your [[StaticRoleExchangeableCharacter sole surviving sibling]] to the Deep Roads expedition, your mother will beg you to leave them at home, since she cannot bear to lose both of you. You can then give her the reassurance that everything will be fine and that you are both responsible adults, persuading her to relent. [[spoiler:Naturally, if both of you go to the Deep Roads, your sibling contracts the Taint and dies (or, under very specific circumstances, becomes a Grey Warden--a Warden -- a Fate Worse Than Death by many standards), so your mother ''was'' right.]]



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* Played with in "Flutter Brutter" episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Zephyr Breeze is a slacker and his parents enable it, causing him to drain their resources instead of finding something profitable to do... until Fluttershy steps in and convinces the parents they need to intervene.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Played with in the "Flutter Brutter" episode of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.episode. Zephyr Breeze is a slacker and his parents enable it, causing him to drain their resources instead of finding something profitable to do... until Fluttershy steps in and convinces the parents they need to intervene.intervene.
** In "The Washouts", while flying toward the arena, Twilight Sparkle tells Rainbow Dash that she has to let Scootaloo makes her own decisions. While initially reluctant to accept it, Rainbow eventually lets Scootaloo join the Washouts without stopping her.




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* ''Fanfic/RainbowDoubleDashsLunaverse:'' Trixie and Cheerilee give Ditzy one of these in "Exam Jitters", after Ditzy goes in smother mode when Dinky gets lost during the rain, and even talks her out of ''potentially'' applying for a prestigious school via emotional blackmail. They eventually manage to get through to her.

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* In Film/MyDogSkip, Willie's dad protests often that he does not want his son to get the dog he's been begging for. Willie's mom buys him one anyway for his birthday and they have this conversation.
-->'''Dad''': Helen, dogs die, they get sick, they run away from home. They're just a heartbreak waiting to happen.

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* In Film/MyDogSkip, ''Film/MyDogSkip'', Willie's dad protests often that he does not want his son to get the dog he's been begging for. Willie's mom buys him one anyway for his birthday and they have this conversation.
-->'''Dad''': Helen, dogs die, they get sick, they run away from home. They're just a heartbreak waiting to happen.\\



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* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Nightmare Hospital", Dr. Maheshwaran has to get this talk from her daughter Connie in order to learn that she's stifling her daughter with rules and safety precautions and, more importantly, that Connie doesn't feel like she can tell her mother anything because she reacts to the slightest perceived threat with sweeping prohibitions. What probably drove it home was what realizing that as smothering as she is, she never noticed the lenses in Connie's glasses were gone until Connie outright told her.


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* In Film/MyDogSkip, Willie's dad protests often that he does not want his son to get the dog he's been begging for. Willie's mom buys him one anyway for his birthday and they have this conversation.
-->'''Dad''': Helen, dogs die, they get sick, they run away from home. They're just a heartbreak waiting to happen.
-->'''Helen''': So you want to shelter him from life. For how long?


* In PokemonBlackAndWhite, when Bianca's dad wants to make her go home and quit her Pokemon journey, Elesa steps in and convinces him to let Bianca continue traveling.

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* In PokemonBlackAndWhite, ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'', when Bianca's dad wants to make her go home and quit her Pokemon journey, Elesa steps in and convinces him to let Bianca continue traveling.


Parents are supposed to look after their kids, and to a certain degree, a [[MamaBear mother]] or [[PapaWolf father]] who tries to keep her/his children from danger is admired. But in some cases, it can really get in the way. It may happen in the case of a KidHero whose parent finds out [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld what he's been doing]] and reacts [[RealityEnsues exactly the way you'd expect a parent to]] -- with panic and prohibitions against further heroic activity. It may happen in the case of a kid who has always been smothered by a parent who is determined to safeguard their beloved children [[SafetyWorst against any and all dangers]]. Whatever the reason, it's seriously affecting the kid's life.

At this point, someone steps in. In some cases, it may be the other parent. In cases where both parents are panicking (or one is dead or [[TrulySingleParent non-existent]]), it may be a close friend of one of them. In some cases, it may even be the child him/herself. The person steps in and points out to the parent that "he/she's not going to be your little boy/girl forever" and that they have to let the child branch out into riskier activities. They may point out that the parent won't always be able to be there and that a better use of the time would be teaching the child what they need to know to protect themselves. In some cases, they may appeal to something the parent said earlier. After this talk, the parent usually gives in, if with a little trepidation.

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Parents are supposed to look after their kids, and to a certain degree, a [[MamaBear mother]] or and/or [[PapaWolf father]] who tries to keep her/his their children from danger is admired. But in some cases, it can really get in the way. It may happen in the case of a KidHero whose parent finds out [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld what he's they've been doing]] and reacts [[RealityEnsues exactly the way you'd expect a parent to]] -- with panic and prohibitions against further heroic activity. It may happen in the case of a kid who has always been smothered by a parent who is determined to safeguard their beloved children [[SafetyWorst against any and all dangers]]. Whatever the reason, it's seriously affecting the kid's life.

At this point, someone steps in. In some cases, it may be the other parent. In cases where both parents are panicking (or one is dead or [[TrulySingleParent non-existent]]), it may be a close friend of one of them. In some cases, it may even be the child him/herself. themselves. The person steps in and points out to the parent that "he/she's "they're not going to be your little boy/girl kid forever" and that they have to let the child branch out into riskier activities. They may point out that the parent won't always be able to be there and that a better use of the time would be teaching the child what they need to know to protect themselves. In some cases, they may appeal to something the parent said earlier. After this talk, the parent usually gives in, if with a little trepidation.


---> '''Dory:''' Huh, that's a funny thing to promise.
---> '''Marlin:''' What?
---> '''Dory:''' Well, you can't never let anything happen to him, then nothing would ever happen to him. Not much fun for little Harpo.

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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': When Hippotyla chastises her sister for training Diana, her sister retorts that they both know it's only a matter of time before Ares returns and Diana has to be ready. Hippotyla then relents (in fact telling her that she can train her ten times as hard as any other Amazon), but tells her that Diana must not know the truth about herself.


->'''Dory:''' Well, you can't never let ''anything'' happen to him, then nothing would ''ever'' happen to him. Not much fun for little [[AccidentalNisnaming Harpo]].

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->'''Dory:''' Well, you can't never let ''anything'' happen to him, then nothing would ''ever'' happen to him. Not much fun for little [[AccidentalNisnaming [[AccidentalMisnaming Harpo]].

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->'''Marlin:''' I promised him I'd never let anything happen to him.
->'''Dory:''' Hmm, that's a funny thing to promise.
->'''Marlin:''' What?
->'''Dory:''' Well, you can't never let ''anything'' happen to him, then nothing would ''ever'' happen to him. Not much fun for little [[AccidentalNisnaming Harpo]].
-->--''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo''

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