Parenting Effects on Children

Megan Emsick, Lauren Rogers, Jeanne Le and Dylan Stiles P.5

Mental Health

Children with overprotective parents tend to suffer from depression and anxiety.

"Helicopter parenting" interferes with the psychological development of autonomy, competence, and relatedness.

Over-parenting causes damage to the adjustment to adulthood.


Parental mental state and parent child relationships are huge factors in shaping the behavior of a child.

Children of depressed parents are at a greater risk of defiant behavior.

Children that are too protected in their childhood are not prepared for real life.


Relationships with friends appear to become disconnected as children lack stable connections with their parents.

Parents will do anything to prevent their kid's exposure to discomfort, anxiety, and disappointment.

Parents often mistake their own happiness for their kid's happiness.

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