Parents want what is best for their children. Parents can and should keep careful watch of their children, but it can become an issue when the parent is constantly hovering over the child and not allowing him or her to discover things out on their own. Worry is common for many parents to feel at times, but when it is constant and obsessive it becomes problematic.
Being an overprotective parent may cause the child to become overly dependent and not learn how to do things on their own. The child will have difficulty making decisions for him/her self and will demonstrate feelings of inadequacy. The child will likely not be assertive or take on a leadership role, instead they will look for guidance.
It is important that you encourage your child to solve their own problems and offer guidance minimally. As parents it is important to offer unconditional love that is not based only on behavior and accomplishments.
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