During the last decade over-parenting has gotten way out of control, according to some experts. Parents have been so obsessed with their children’s success and their safety that they have moved into over-protectiveness and overinvestment in their children’s lives. When we infantilize and rescue our children from the consequences of their own choices our children develop increased anxiety, and feelings of low self worth. When we give our children fewer choices and more consistent limits we empower our children instead of disempowering them.
[Lynne Head is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in marriages, relationships, and individual counseling. Located in Stafford, VA, Lynne can be reached by phone at 214-502-9081, or by email. For more information, see her website at: www.StaffordMarriageFamilyCounseling.com]