And how do overprotective parents affect the personality development of their children?
Overprotective parents think that they are doing a favor for their children by keeping them safe without realizing that this parenting style has severe effects on children such as robbing them the essential life skills that they need in order to have a healthy personality and to face life problems.
As a result of this parenting style the child grows up into an adult who fears to take risks.
That child might live his life in the comfort zone he was taught to live in even if his life was miserable and even if stepping out of this zone would make him happier.
Parents in this category are fearful of everything when it comes to their children and expect bad things to happen.
According to leadership expert Tim Elmore, when we rescue too quickly and overindulge our children with “assistance,” we remove the need for them to navigate hardships and solve problems on their own.
Just let the child explore his world while keeping an eye on him so that you can help him when he is in need.
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The dangers and the bad effects of over protection are far bigger than a parent could imagine and that's why i decided to write this post to to tell overprotective parents how do they affect their children.
An over protective parent sends an unconscious message to the child telling him that the world is not a safe place.