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Too Much Control Over Kids can Hamper Emotional Health

by Savitha C Muppala on February 15, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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 Too Much Control Over Kids can Hamper Emotional Health

Excessive control over children by parents can have adverse effects. Termed as "helicopter parenting," it refers to a practice where parents try and influence every aspect of their kids' lives.

Researchers say that such a practice is not good for the child's emotional well-being and increases the risk of depression during their adulthood.

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A study by researchers at the University of Mary Washington found that controlling parents can elevate the risk depression amongst college students.

During the study, scientists studied the lives of 297 students in the U.S. aged 18-23. They were quizzed about aspects of their life for instance style of parenting, satisfaction in life, competitiveness and level of anxiety.
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The research revealed that children with extremely controlling mothers carried a high risk of anxiety. They also experienced problems in getting along in a group.

"Parents should keep in mind how developmentally appropriate their involvement is and learn to adjust their parenting style when their children feel that they are hovering too closely," researchers said.



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