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Re: [evol-psych] News: 'Overparenting' trend worries psychologists

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  • Robin Whittle
    The original press release is: http://www.news.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/News.woa/wa/goNewsPage?newsEventID=54917 They journal is subscription only:
    Message 1 of 2 , Jan 16, 2013
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      The original press release is:


      http://www.news.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/News.woa/wa/goNewsPage?newsEventID=54917


      They journal is subscription only:

      http://www.agca.com.au/article.php?id=5

      There's a preprint abstract and a form for requesting the paper from the
      author at:

      http://eprints.qut.edu.au/55005/

      The article is based on an online survey of psychologists and school
      guidance counsellors. The abstract is:

      Can a parent do too much for their child? an examination by parenting
      professionals of the concept of overparenting

      Locke, Judith, Campbell, Marilyn A., & Kavanagh, David J. (2012)
      Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling. (In Press)

      Is there a point where parental effort can be too much? While
      the link between parenting effort and the wellbeing of children
      has been firmly established, contemporary discussion has proposed
      that extreme levels of parental protection of and responsiveness
      to children could be counterproductive. Research has not yet
      addressed this phenomenon to ascertain if overparenting is a
      genuinely different type of parenting approach. The purpose of the
      present study was to gain insight into the parenting actions
      considered by parenting professionals (psychologists and school
      guidance counsellors) to be overparenting. One hundred and
      twenty-eight professionals responded to an online survey about
      their observations of overparenting, with eighty-six respondents
      providing lists of the types of actions they believed were
      behavioural examples of the term. The survey data revealed that
      certain types of actions were considered to be indicative of
      overparenting, and that particular beliefs and outcomes may be
      involved in this parenting approach. Implications for parenting
      advice and education programs, and further research are discussed.

      A Google search:

      https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&as_q=&as_epq=overparenting

      turns up various items, including a 13 step program:

      http://www.wendymogel.com/articles/item/overparenting_anonymous/

      by Dr. Wendy Mogel, "an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist,
      parenting expert and author of the New York Times bestselling parenting
      book, The Blessing of a Skinned Knee. Her follow up book The Blessing of
      a B Minus, teaches parents how to raise resilient teenagers."

      11. Give your kids time to play . . . lest they to sue you for
      stealing their childhoods.

      12. Don't take it personally if your teenager treats you like crap.
      They have pre-trip jitters. They're getting ready for the
      journey of life.

      13. Put the oxygen mask on yourself before you put it on your child.

      - Robin

      > "'Overparenting' trend worries psychologists." January 15th, 2013.
      > http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-01-overparenting-trend-psychologists.html
      >
      > Posted by
      > Robert Karl Stonjek
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