Intrusive Parenting in Children

Researchers examine harmful effects of intrusive parenting in children

Children whose parents acted intrusively, including having high academic expectations or overreacting to a mistake, were more likely to develop maladaptive perfectionism and highly self-critical behaviors, which were tied to an increased risk of anxiety and depression, compared with those whose parents weren’t intrusive. The findings in the Journal of Personality were based on data involving 7-year-olds from 10 schools in Singapore.

HealthDay News (6/25)