What are the ways that overprotective parents can be classified as dysfunctional, even abusive
I think these parents feel they have to shield their kids from the violence in the world today and protect them from emotional upset. Even though it may be thought of as an act of love, it is not a truly effective approach to turning out well-adjusted adults down the road. We, as parents, are given the job to equip our children with the skills they need to function in society once they leave the nest. A child who is not allowed to experience disappointment, and degrees of fear and failure will never learn to cope with them, and these issues surround us on a daily basis. The key is not avoiding hurtful things, but rather discussing them and working through them from the safety of a loving and supportive family. Children become more confident and resilient each time they conquer these setbacks. Overprotection, though not abusive in itself, often leads to insecure kids who are frequently abused and bullied at school. The result: anxiety and depression, possible suicide or misguided anger, aggression, and violent behavior. If a parent raises a child in the shadow of her own dysfunctional past, it would just perpetuate the dysfunction.
Some overprotective parents actually prevent their children from having what could be life enriching experiences causing their child to lose stimulation necessary for learning. For example, a parent who never lets their infant leave the home can actually cause the infant to have developmental and cognitive delays due to lack of stimulation and new experiences.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 9 months ago
I did a hub regarding how overprotective parents overguard and mollycoddle their children as to leave them totally bereft of basic life and survival skills. As we all know, there is a rising phenomena of overprotective/helicopter parents who believe in overprotecting and infantilizing...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 6 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 and controlling parenting in making their children childish, puerile, and...
by loveofnight 4 years ago
Is it possible for a parent to stand in their child's way, how ?
by Akshara98 13 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 feelings. They always endup arguing with me whenever I ask permission to hang...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 5 years ago
What are the 5 ways that overprotective parents are abusive towards their children?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years ago
What are the ways that overprotective parents create children who end up to be abject failuresin their adult lives?
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