Re: [evol-psych] News: 'Overparenting' trend worries psychologists
- The original press release is:
They journal is subscription only:
There's a preprint abstract and a form for requesting the paper from the
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:
turns up various items, including a 13 step program:
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.
> "'Overparenting' trend worries psychologists." January 15th, 2013.
> Posted by
> Robert Karl Stonjek