Overprotection of Children

11 Jan

The author of the article in the Psychotherapy Networker (2014, 38(5), 26-31 & 48.), Dr. M. Ungar, asserts that overprotective parenting is now the norm and that it does real psychological harm to children’s development. Children who are overprotected tend to be anxious and to have low self-confidence in their abilities to cope with the unfamiliar. Dr. Ungar advocates developmentally appropriate adventurous play and progressively larger responsibilities as the remedies.

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