6 Signs You May Be An Overprotective Parent!
Yesterday, we talked about the effects of being an overprotective parent. We received several comments wanting to know what an overprotective parent looks like, so 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟔 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭!👇
1️⃣. 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘪𝘤𝘦𝘴 – If you’re making decisions for your teen without allowing them to think through the options themselves. Of course we can advise them, but ultimately, we want to encourage our teens to be independent thinkers with their own confident opinions.
2️⃣. 𝘚𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘶𝘳𝘦 – It can be tempting to step in and “rescue” your teen from a bad grade or injured ego. Teens are resilient, only if we give them the opportunity to rebound. Success is great, but teens won’t truly thrive until they learn to overcome day-to-day failures.
3️⃣. 𝘖𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘶𝘳𝘦𝘴 – If you’re enraged over the sporadic bad grade or dismayed when your teen gets rejected from an opportunity, you need to take a deep breath and be like Elsa – let it go!
4️⃣. 𝘍𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘪𝘯𝘫𝘶𝘳𝘺 – Do you warn your teen to watch their fingers every time they shut a cabinet door or gasp when they occasionally trip over their own two feet? As long as a teen isn’t in danger, you should try to bite your tongue from time to time, or the training wheels may never come off.
5️⃣. 𝘐𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘴𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘤𝘶𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵 – If you’re so focused on your teens’s accomplishments that you don’t take the time to celebrate them, you (and potentially your teen) are missing out. Focusing on measurable achievements could be detrimental to your teen’s mental well-being.
6️⃣. 𝘌𝘹𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘥𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘵 𝘳𝘶𝘭𝘦𝘴 – Resorting to outlandish rewards to motivate your teen and harsh punishments to deter them is another common sign of overprotective parenting. You want your teen to be motivated by their own internal drive!
Parenting isn’t always easy – trust us, we know! If you are looking for any other tips or guidance, send us a DM! We are always happy to help. 💙
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