Symptoms of an overprotected child

Symptoms of an overprotected child

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The most common mistake that we find today in the education of children is undoubtedly overprotection. There is much talk about it, about the effects it has on children, but in a very high percentage, parents do not know what overprotection consists of, and even less about its consequences.

Parents will not be able to maintain the bubble of protection in which they introduce their children for an indefinite period of time, and when the bubble bursts, they will meet children without resources, unskilled, more vulnerable, less secure, and probably more unhappy.

Preventing children from getting frustrated because they are told no to something, (such as' you can't play now, turn off the TV, dress yourself 'or' you can't have a treat before eating, eat the steak first … ') The only thing we will achieve is that they do not learn to tolerate the little frustrations of day to day, who lack sufficient motivation and self-discipline to achieve your goals in the future.

These are some of the symptoms that indicate that we are overprotecting children:

- They will wait for the adult who always solve the situations and they will not develop their own strategies.

- They will not learn the necessary resources to function successfully in life.

- We will prevent them from learning to tolerate the little frustrations of day to day.

- Children whose parents have a model of education that is based on overprotection develop fewer emotional competencies, are more insecure, have fewer skills, are more likely to be bullied and are more unhappy in the long run.

Overprotection is an educational style of parents, in which they assume part of the responsibilities of their children, treat them as children, solve problems ... to prevent the child from suffering, being frustrated or having a bad time, the parents give them the tasks resolved, and not They are aware that they are preventing their children from learning, from developing correctly, from growing up healthy, safe, autonomous and independent. Some Typical overprotective behaviors in parents:

- They are not allowed to do the things for which they are prepared, which prevents them from acquiring autonomy.

- They anticipate the satisfaction of their needs in such a way that they do not allow children to develop correctly.

- They prevent them from developing resources and strategies that will be necessary for them in the future.

- They satisfy your needs in excess.

- Do not let them get frustrated, suffer, run out of something they like, fight for their goals ... it will be more harmful than beneficial.

- Instead of listening to the children and helping them in their day-to-day problems with their friends, they solve them, speaking directly with the child or with their parents.

Thus children are prevented from developing the necessary skills to solve their difficulties, and with this we run the risk of them becoming dependent children, unable to solve their own problems in the future.

The article includes excerpts from the book'We want happy children. What they never taught us'by Silvia Álava.

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