How they are caring and overprotective towards your child affects their development

Are you constantly worried about your child's safety? Do you have a check-in with your child every two hours for updates? Worried about your child's diet, their friends circle, the type of content they consume … and anything else that is part of their life?

This need to control all aspects of your child's life stems from the need to ensure that they are safe in this horrible world. While this is a great feeling, when done too much, overprotective fertilization can have a negative impact on a child's development.

To get a better understanding of parental care, we contacted Dr. Kavita Gohil, a pediatrician, from Mumbai's Zen Multispeciality Hospital. Here's everything you need to know if you are a overprotective parent who just can't let your child be.

First, what are the signs of an overprotective parent

Anxious parents are afraid to set boundaries for children or believe that a child should be allowed to be true to his or her own nature. However, overprotective parents think differently. They cannot let their child be exposed to the outside world without supervision. They always want to protect their children from bad experiences, hardships and failures. Dr. Kavita explains the symptoms by saying: "The overprotective style of parental care includes – housing, constant supervision and micromanagement, excessive temper, control of the social sphere, excessive attention and dependency."

Children with overprotection do not have the capacity to deal with adversity in real life

Parents with overprotection generally fear that their child may grow up to be destructive or uncontrollable. Dr Kavita said: "Parents in this category are afraid of everything when it comes to their children and expect bad things to happen. Protecting their children makes them extremely dependent and unable to deal with adversity in the real world. They will not know how to use critical thinking skills. Their frustration tolerance can be low and stress can be high. "

Children are affected even in school and college

If you thought overprotection had only negative consequences at home, you were wrong. Your child's dependency will manifest in different ways. At school, they will depend too much on their teachers and find someone who will lean as they grow older. Dr. Kavita explains that an overprotected child can become a difficult student with no maturity. The child could also have a sense of entitlement. He said: "These kids are easy targets for killers and while they are academically advanced, they do not have social knowledge about life situations by age."

In fact, not only in school, they also face challenges in college. He further examined how they became socially indifferent. Also, some become so dependent on their parents that they are unable to live independently. The decision-making capacity of such children is seriously at stake.

It gets worse when they enter a workplace

Perhaps the worst comes when they enter professional life and are often said to have adult childhood characteristics. Dr. Kavita explains: "Over the years, overprotection leads to difficult times at work. Fulfilling their duties, being over-responsible or irresponsible, encouraging and self-healing are some of the important issues they face.

Dear mothers, at times, too much love, attention and attention can be harmful to your child, the only mantra is to let them be and trust your instincts.