What hobbies and activities would you suggest for an overprotective parents to pursue in order for
him/her to DEVELOP INTERESTS and A LIFE outside of his/her child and not to be so OVERLY involved in the child's life?
You can't hope to just detract a parent from offspring, especially if the parent is overprotective.
The parent (or parents) might agree to have counseling. The kid or youth could agree to be part the process of negotiating some congruous boundaries in the family relationship.
I agree. It's like asking what hobbies would distract an addict enough to stop doing drugs. Some over protective parents are prone to obsessiveness and anxiety and can't help it. They would more benefit from talking to a counselor.
@paxwill: I don't agree that human attachment should be compared to addiction. It would be like 'everything that's like doing dope means something; anything that is not, means nothing' (?)
Parent or parents can join outside organizations..community work, church groups, book clubs..."night out" time with other adults.. at least one a week..In other words perhaps the parents need to get a life..and stop hovering over the child..children learn about life by falling down once in awhile..if you hold their hand 24/7..once you let go they will crash and burn...they need space as does everyone.....you're not helping..you are more of a hinderance....
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