Download: pushy parents beware, you could be harming your kids
CLEVELAND – Do you consider yourself a “pushy” parent?
A new study shows that there are some big effects on children who have pushy parents. And as might be assumed, they aren’t good ones.
The five-year study points out that children who have pushy parents, in other words, parents who push for things like higher grades, better performance or who overreacted to a child’s mistake, are prone to “depression and high self-critical tendencies.”
“When parents become intrusive in their children’s lives, it may signal to the children that what they do is never good enough,” said study leader Ryan Hong, an assistant professor in the department of psychology at the National University of Singapore.
Other studies have shown that the opposite is true for supportive parents.