What causes parents to be......OVERPROTECTIVE of their near adult children?

  1. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 19 months ago

    What causes parents to be......OVERPROTECTIVE of their near adult children?

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  2. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 19 months ago

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    Ultimately I believe it's because these parents have an unrealistic belief that they can somehow protect their children from heartaches and pains that {they themselves} endured while growing up.
    Maybe these parents (blame their parents) for not protecting them!
    Therefore they've decided to be "hands on" in everything including keeping up with all the slang terms and meanings, snooping through their social media, internet browser, and phones.
    It's an unfortunate truth wisdom often comes from making mistakes!
    Everyone experiences rejection, broken hearts, and disappointments.
    At best parents can encourage their children to think for themselves and not "follow the crowd" but ultimately they will make their own choices. After a certain age you have to let them live their lives.
    Somehow we survived without child proof electric outlets or gates at the top of stairs. In fact during the 70s in the summer many parents were so lax that public service announcement were made on TV:
    "It's 10PM. Do you know where your children are?" LOL!

 
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