We all let a needy, pushy parent (i.e. a helicopter parent) get us down from time to time. Although my only advice while dealing with them is to remain smiling and assure them that you share the same goal (maybe I’ll post about that at greater length later), I do have a surefire way to forget about them once the problem is (for now) resolved.
Play a completely mindless flash game.
Seriously, just tune everything out. And try to get above 1000 (it’s hard!).
If the game isn’t loading for you (I’m looking at you, Internet Explorer), try this.