Are you overstepping your boundaries as a parent? Are you doing too much for your child? This article will help.
At a Glance
It can be hard not to cross the line between protective and overprotective parenting.
Fear and anxiety about your child’s issues can lead you to be overprotective.
Avoiding patterns of overprotective parenting can let you help your child be more independent.
It’s natural to want to protect your child, especially if he faces challenges from learning and attention issues. But it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of protecting him too much. Overprotecting your child may feel good at first. But it doesn’t let him develop the skills he needs to succeed—or the sense of accomplishment and independence that comes from working to master them.