Controlling Parents

What are the signs

By Parenting for Brain

Moderate amount of parental behavior control is good for children. 

when the control is at an excessive level, the negative effects can be long lasting


Signs of controlling parents:

Demand blind obedience and conformity

Do not allow children to participate in or question the parents’ decisions

Do not encourage choice or independence

“Help” the child without being asked

Use reasons such as

“because I said so”

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