posted on Sep, 27 2009 @ 08:41 PM
Originally posted by juggalo77
reply to post by serenesupreme
a parent can never be over protective nowadays,protecting your children is a naturally built in emotion in humans.im probably what you would call over
protecting so sue me for caring.
Over protection of children is one of the worst things a parent can do for their child.
No matter how much over protection you give, the world will still be the same. No matter how much you try and shelter them and filter their view of
the world, one day they will see their reality. No matter how much you try to protect them, some day, you will be gone and they will have to face
Humans in general do not learn from the good times, they learn from the hard times. Adversity is what makes certain people, great people. A child that
never learns to cope thanks to an overbearing parent, is more likely to act inappropriately when the same parent is no longer around, and studies have
But to look at the most easy example of over protection doing FAR MORE harm than good, look at sanitation zealots.
You know the types, the parents that are running around after there kids wiping their hands with sanitation clothes, and spraying harsh chemicals on
every surface that their kid will come in contact with.
Ironically, it's these kids who are at a much greater risk of Asthma, and other respiratory illnesses. As well as having a much weaker immune system
that cannot suitably protect the child when it enters the real world where mom isn't wiping down every surface they touch.
There exists practically no example that I can think of as I write this, where over protection serves its purpose. In almost every case the over
protection of an individual always leads to far worse circumstances than the original situation.
[edit on 27-9-2009 by king9072]