What are we going to talk about ? • The meaning of overprotection • What does an overprotective parent usually do? • Why? • Negative Effects • Just one possitive effect. • What shall we do?
THE MEANING OF Overprotective parents or Helicopter Parents • Incredible desire to protect • Obsessed about the cruel world • Shield their child from: EVERYTHING & EVERYONE
What does an overprotective parent usually do? • Coddles their child from inevitable problems and disappointments. • The child will learn to depend on others • His needs are always satisfied
What does an overprotective parent usually do? • Negotiate for their child. • Provide instant gratification
Why Do Parents Coddle Their Children? • Less time to spend with them • Guilt • Try to make up for lost time
Negative Long-Term Effects • Translate their fears on children • Separation is harder • Learn to depend on others
Negative Long-Term Effects • Will not become a successful adult. • Stunt growth and development
Negative Long-Term Effects • Unsure of their passion, their own direction, and what to do next. • Slow brain growth in an area linked to mental illness.
Just one possitive effect. • A study shows… -Children get higher levels of engagement -More frequent use of deep learning activities,”
What shall we as a parents do? • Educate them to become independent human beings • Educate, without continuous interference • Our fears, needn't be translated into fear for them.
Encourage our children! • Let´s allow our children to fall, make mistakes, feel jealousy and suffer defeat.
Encourage our children: • Watch them grow in confidence, skill, responsibility and emotional intelligence
VISIT THE DOCTOR • Get professional help if your fearfulness is acute.