Essay On Overprotective Parenting

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Some bid farewell to puberty with exuberance and with an outstretched arm they grasp for independence, they launch themselves toward the taste of maturity that comes with the early adolescent years. Why? Because they are brought up holding onto their parent’s fingertips, supported lest they fall yet both parties ready and willing to let go once it is time to take those steps on their own. This is but one aspect that overprotective parenting fails at successfully interpreting. The misconception would be that it is the parents job to decide when the child is ready to take that first step, based on the logic that they themselves have been walking for their entire adult life, therefore having the experience needed to make that decision for that…show more content…
This manifested from a warped self-imposed prophecy that started with an overreaction from a concerned parent. The significance of these moments and people in my life didn’t fully reveal themselves until I allowed myself time to heal and reflect. I hit a defining moment in my life when I realized my parents had every intention of protecting me, despite the miscommunication in the efforts, and when I realized I had the ability to slowly reconstruct my self-concept, I had to decide for myself what I would accept or reject out of what my parents had outlined in their parenting…show more content…
Despite some qualms I have with the way I was raised, it did instill a sound appreciation for how important it is to have an understanding and positive interpersonal relationships. My parents, and other significant others in my life such as my husband and close friends, all played important parts in the development of my self-concept and perception. They helped me to have a realistic perception of myself with realistic expectations, and to find the drive to change a distorted and obsolete
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