One of my pet peeves are overprotective parents! Overprotective parents are the most insidious parents around. This abhorrent parenting style result in children being less creative problem solvers. Furthermore, children growing up in such an environment are quite risk aversive, decision challenged, and possess little or no survival savvy. Many overprotected children are emotionally, psychologically, and socially backwards although they can be academically prodigious.
They further worse in college and even more worse in the career arena. Many bosses viewed these overprotected children as extreme headaches and liabilities to their organization. More often or not, many of these children end up being terminated and unemployable. In relationships, many overprotected children are extremely passive which translates into the more active partner leaving them fast. Some overprotected children are drawn into Svengali-like and abusive relationships where their partner is extremely dominant and quite parental. Overprotective parents are only doing their children a huge disservice. Parents need to stop babying their children and prepare them to be independent as soon as possible!
by Grace Marguerite Williams 9 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 Grace Marguerite Williams 9 years ago
There are parents of near adult children who actually decide what college/university their children should attend. They believe that as parents, they know what is the best college/university for their children. They discount the decisions of their children. ...
by Akshara98 3 years 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 Loveofnight Anderson 7 years ago
Is it possible for a parent to stand in their child's way, how ?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 3 years 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 stephdking 9 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 crazy. My son was born 7 weeks premature, which is when my germ phobia began. ...
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