Overprotective Parents Essay

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Lack of Experience

How are kids suppose to learn the most valuable lessons in life if their parents don’t allow it? Overprotective parenting causes kids to miss out on lessons that best prepare them for their futures. Most lessons are best learned when someone fails, or does something wrong. Failure helps teach and guide people how to overcome their tasks so they can eventually become successful. People learn from their failures, which will later on help them in one way or another in their futures. Although overprotective parents think they are helping their children avoid harm, or getting hurt, it is causing their kids to miss out on experiences that can help guide them throughout their lives. Not only do kids miss out on life lessons, they
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Depending how close you become with this friend, usually you meet their parents. I witnessed many different levels of parenting, ranging from not caring at all, to parents that are way too overprotective. I just happened to be best friends with a girl that had the most overprotective parents. My friend Sierra wasn 't allowed to do most things that teenagers do. For example, she couldn 't date till she was 16, rarely got to go out and eat, and wasn 't allowed to go to anyone 's house unless their parents called hers. Well this only created her to become sneaky and lie to her parents all the time. In the Side Effects of Overprotective Parenting Doug Hewitt mentions, “Teens often test the boundaries of their overprotective parents because these children have likely not developed a sense of responsibility for their actions. Overprotective parents have often assumed that responsibility.” Just like Hewitt explains, Sierra always wanted to test her parents it seemed by going behind their backs without their…show more content…
He also points out that kids are “being denied opportunities to experience what were normative rites of passage a generation ago” (258) This shows that kids with overprotective parents aren 't getting the same experiences that kids once got, and what others are getting. Sierra wasn’t getting half of the same experiences of her peers and I because her parents wouldn 't allow it. I felt bad for my friend Sierra; it really made me realize the affects of strict parents on kids. It held her back from experiences that everyone should experience and take with them throughout their
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