Educate without overprotect


Your child needs care, love, and security but independence, and it is that excessive protection could bring more difficulties than their parents will want to avoid.

Experts define overprotection “as an overzealous in childcare, while sometimes leads parents to offer them something that small have not even applied”. Indeed, overprotection is an absolute dedication to the care of children, to the point of intervening in any conflict situation that comes their way, thereby preventing their learning and, therefore, proper development on their way to the maturity.

And why do we do that? During the early stages of a child’s life, it depends entirely on us. As it grows, your instinct encourages you to go disassociating from parents, to experiment on their own, to face new challenges … it is part of its growth process, for which their parents also must be prepared.

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However, not all are. Some have trouble letting go those bonds and prefer to stick with their children “keep close to her skirts,” without realizing that doing homework for them, never leaving them with their grandparents, control your friends … and not only do not help in its development, but it can cause the opposite effect and delay their psychological, intellectual and social progress; besides turning them into adults insecure, fearful, stressed, dependent on others, with problems in their social relationships and low frustration tolerance.

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Some guidelines

And as it is in your hand to avoid these behaviors, we offer some guidelines so you can offer your child the care you need to feel safe and loved, without falling into excessive protection:

  • Let faces difficulties to adapt to a constantly changing and developing their skills alone environment.
  • Let him breathe, not be permanently controlling him or cosignatory with questions or concerns about their welfare and health.
  • Favoring learn to think for itself, to take on new challenges-something as simple as patinar-, to take the initiative and to take its first decisions. Hazle suggestions, asks for your opinion, tense into account…
  • Encourage play or perform activities with other children, without the constant presence of adults.
  • Not give you everything you ask or what parents believe they need. To show the value of effort and teachings that encloses the difficulties and frustration.
  • Be on your side when you need it, but to support, not to solve their problems and perform their tasks.
  • Allow spend some time with others to bond with grandparents and uncles and “independence” some parents.
  • Treat you according to your age. Let him eat alone or either view when able to do so; and as being fulfilled years, pacifier, bottle, the stroller…

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