Parents Na Sobrang Protective Nakakasama Pala sa Mga Bata
Maine Mendoza admits ha na her parents are stringent, but she acknowledges na kung dahil dito she would not be disciplined.
However, hindi gaanong overprotective sina Nanay at Tatay Dub. Protective but not over.
But experts say that too much of being aggressive or over protective to the child is not good.
In English cultures they are called ‘helicopter parents’, they are those mothers and those fathers who take an overprotective attitude towards their children.
A behavior that, according to a recent study published in Developmental Psychology, could in the long run compromise emotional development and the ability to cope with stressful situations in children.
To reach this conclusion, the international research team that carried out the study monitored over 400 children (aged 2, 5 and 10 years) for eight years, conducting some experiments with them.
The first experiment was to observe the two-year-olds while playing with their mothers, in order to assess the extent to which the parent was protective and keep the child under control.
After reaching 5 years of age, the reactions of the little ones were tested with some targeted tests, for example by observing what happened when they received a portion of the cake too small, or by measuring their ability to solve a riddle in time.
Well, the results showed that a more apprehensive behavior of parents was associated with less control of children’s emotions, especially at the age of 5 years.
In addition, the children of the ‘helicopter parents’ showed fewer social interactions and worse school performance at the age of 10.
According to specialists, to promote the development of emotional and behavioral skills, parents should reduce a little control and allow children to experience a range of emotions, give them space to practice and try to manage these emotions independently and assist them only when a task becomes too difficult for them.