The Effects Childhood Overprotection

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Most people feel as though controlling their children’s every move is what is best for them in the end, but in reality, it causes more harm than good. Overprotecting your child can lead to short-term problems such as being bullied to long-term problems such as depression. Also when you overprotect your child it can weaken your relationship in the future. Your child may feel as though they cannot come to you for things because you might judge them or doubt their abilities toward things. Another big problem most children seem to face with overprotection is a decrease in their confidence. They are always going to try and do what they can to meet your standards. When they do not think they meet the standards of where you want them to be,…show more content…
If you always criticize what they’re doing and how they are doing it, it will make your child less likely to express themselves to you. When you do discipline your child, but also listen to their feelings and encourage them, you are known as an authoritative parent. The child of an authoritative parent tends to have a happier outlook on life because he has a parent that can be warm and kind but still discipline when needed. When you find yourself using the term “because what I say goes” frequently, you can probably categorize yourself as having an authoritarian parenting style. Children of an authoritarian parent are always expected to do as they’re told. This is what the child is supposed to do. But how long is this supposed to last? When a child reaches his late teens and is still doing things because his parents tell him to, that will not be good for him in the long run. Dealing with this kind of parenting may decrease the child’s self-esteem, because he doesn’t know how to set his own limits. Authoritarian parents often do not have an explanation for why they punish their children, which can leave the child confused on what they actually did wrong or what they are supposed to do to fix it. A perfect example would be the Harlow Monkey study. In this study Harry Harlow took a baby monkey from its mother for a little. When he did that he made one fake monkey made of wire and one fake monkey made from cloth, the catch was the wire
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