I just learnt something I noticed in the tags there were both Lawnmowers and Lawn Mowers and I wasn't sure which was the correct spelling most seem to go with out the " " space, Gav you may want to get rid of the other, whilst looking for the correct spelling I came across a News.com.au page about Lawnmower parents:
Lawnmower parents are the next breed of helicopter parents
Seems a lawnmower parent is someone that clears a path for their kids. Which doesn't prepare kids at all!!
This guy from New Zealand has the right ideas for bringing up kids:
WIN Promo: The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show