Are you over protective parents.....

@patialvi (715)
India
May 20, 2009 7:53pm CST
I think that being too much protective to children can be harmful. It can make your child fully dependent on you or make them week in every section of life. In my case i am not that protective, i do care my children and helps them in need only. We can their guide but we shouldn't make them walk holding our finger all the time...
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@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
21 May 09
I think kids these days do not want to be protected. They think they can do all by themselves. My son when he was about to be three used to take another route from bus stop to home. He used to run and tell me that he can go by himself. He tells me he can switch on the Television and he used to do that before one years of age. He can take bath himself and do so many other things. Being a mother, I have always struggled with him saying that he is small and he refuses it. I pray during those moments and that is all I can do when small children do things of their own.
@patialvi (715)
• India
21 May 09
ya, kids are smart and don't want to be protected but i have seen parents who are over protective. They don't want their child to do anything of their own. If a child tries something, they will say, don't do this...its not safe for you...i have seen this in my friend circle...they are very over protective and not letting their child to do anything of its own..
@meandmy3 (2228)
• United States
21 May 09
I am more than likely on the more protective side than you are. But I would not say that I am over protective, I would say a happy medium. if they fall and they cry i ask them if they are breathing, they say yes, I ask them if they are bleeding, they say No . I say good go play and stop crying you are not hurt. I do not put band aids on every scrap and cut, they have to be tuff and know that not everything is worthy of a band aid and of crying...
@patialvi (715)
• India
21 May 09
i think you are doing good or else they will rely on us for every reason..
@siZidni (1860)
• Indonesia
21 May 09
No.I'm not over protective parents.I agree with you that Over protective to children can be bad for their growing.as long as it's not dangerous to them,I let them.They can learn from their mistakes.As parents we have to know that their age is playing phase.They want to know everything and find the answers with their way.