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 Williams3 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...
by Grace Marguerite Williams5 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...
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 Emile R6 years ago
I heard something I found particularly offensive this morning. The teens in a local Christian church are going to go around late tonight. They are going to go to the homes of the smaller children, wake them up and...
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 Nicole N6 years ago
Would you go to court to "win back" a child that has been alienated from you?
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