Do you believe that overprotective/helicopter/overinvolved parents have a dysfunction, emotional, &
even psychological voids in their lives which they fulfill by their parenting methods? Do you further contend that overprotective parents are that way because they have no life. activities nor interests other than that of their children?
In some parents' mindsets their children are almost a physical extension of themselves. For example, some, out of an unconscious desire for immortality name their kids by their own names.
But much more often there are those who simply identify their kids with that inner child in themselves. Then they almost literally "live" their kids' lives.
Depending on that parental (authoritative) figure in themselves (which they had likely inherited from their own parents) they are either over-protective or over-demanding parents to their kids.
For example, a perfectionist parent is bound to be over-demanding towards kids just as much as s(he) is over-demanding towards him/herself. We have all seen parents pushing their kids into competitive games, musical, or academic performance - living through them their own need for victories that they missed in their lives, pushing their kids to fulfill their ambitions.
Those others, who are extremely friendly and permissive towards their inner child are bound to be overly friendly and protective towards their kids. They are literally hovering like hawks over their offspring constantly making sure they are all right. More often than not it turns into an obsessive-compulsive behavior, as they find it impossible to resist those protective urges, rationalizing it with an explanation that they are just being "good parents".
Do over-protective, "Helicopter" parents have emotional problems and/or no life? Not necessarily (an opinion) read more
by Grace Marguerite Williams6 years ago
It truly amazes me when overprotective parents lament how immature and irresponsible their adolescent and/or near adult children are. Didn't they realize that they were partly responsible by their intrusive...
by Grace Marguerite Williams2 years ago
What are the ways that overprotective/helicopter parents create children who are sociallyinept, always being outside of social circles, considered losers/lowest on the school pecking order & prey of school...
by stephdking6 years ago
My daughter is 18, son is 7. My daughter accuses me of being overprotective. I try to ease up, but the thought of them drinking out of a water fountain or touching an unsanitized shopping cart drives me...
by LailaK6 years ago
Are you an over-protective parent? What do you think makes you so?
by Akshara987 months ago
I am 19 years old. I have overprotective parents. I can't go hanging around with my friends. Help meI can say thatmy parents are friendly and they does everything that I need. But they don't try to understand my...
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