Protecting Your Child Too Much Can Harm Them and Hinder Their Ability To Succeed In Life.

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So, what is accommodating behavior? Here are a couple of examples.

Here are some things that Lebowitz says he has heard parents doing, to avoid setting off their anxious children:

All of this coddles a child. It shields a child from crucial growth, learning resilience, and from the difficulties of life. This can create an emotionally weak, fearful, anxious person later on, who lacks resourcefulness and resilience.

It can also result in an entitled, spoiled child. One who is used to getting whatever they want, being catered to, and who is used to being rescued by their parents. This can lead to children who are lazy and don’t try. Why would they, when they know their parent’s will just swoop in the save the day if they need it?

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