It is understandable that parents are concerned about their children, which can only mean they love their children. However, too much of anything is never good. The same goes to the love or protection a parent gives their children. We\u2019re talking about overprotective parents and how it is not a good thing to be too protective of children. Here are some signs of an overprotective parent.\r\nMicromanaging Everything\r\nAre you keeping your child too close? It is never good to take control of every single thing for your child. Micromanagement can cause your child to stop in their tracks and prevent them from finding the true interests that they personally want to pursue. The right way is for parents to stop and ask their child what is it that they want and let them make some decisions for themselves.\r\nKeeping Your Child From Failing\r\nPeople need to fail in order to learn. If parents are constantly keeping their children from failing, how will they ever learn things the hard way then? If a parent does this, the child won\u2019t be able to handle failure when they grow up later. When your child fails at something, watch them cope with their feelings and overcome it by themselves.\r\nNot Teaching Responsibility\r\nDoing everything for your child would mean not teaching them any responsibilities. It may seem easier for you to just get things done but your child needs to learn about responsibilities. Don\u2019t make their bed, clean their room or put their clothes away for them. Never assume they\u2019ll automatically know how to do these things once they\u2019re grown up, it all comes from practice.\r\n\r\n\r\nOverly-Comforting Your Child\r\nIt can break your heart to witness your child cry and get upset over an injury or when another child bullies them. Don\u2019t go out of your way to comfort them, sure, you want to fix all those hurt and make them feel better but don\u2019t overdo it by spoiling them. If you do so, they\u2019ll never learn to cope with hardships on their own. But that doesn\u2019t mean you don\u2019t do anything at all, give them warm hugs and kisses, assure them it will be fine and move on.\r\nControlling Who They Befriend\r\nIt would be great if you could pick who your child\u2019s friends are, wouldn\u2019t it? But how would we like it if our parents picked who we had to be friends with? Would that be nice? No, didn\u2019t think so. There may be some kids you wish your child would be good friends with but friendships cannot be forced. You shouldn\u2019t interfere with who your child is friends with unless they are being negatively influenced.\r\nConstantly Warning Them About Danger\r\nIt should be a top priority to keep your child safe but overdoing it is a big no-no. If you\u2019re always scaring them by telling them every single thing they\u2019re about to do is dangerous, they\u2019ll never have the courage to do anything before consulting you. How is your child going to adapt to the real world if anything less than ideal to you is prohibited?\r\n\r\n\r\nStopping Your Child From Branching Out\r\nYou may think that something is best for your child and make the decision for them to pursue it without asking them what they really want. Let\u2019s say your child wants to learn Arts but you think that Science is a much better choice. Sometimes you block your kids from branching out on their own, they\u2019ll never discover their real talent and interest this way.\r\nChecking On Them Non-Stop\r\nCalling your child\u2019s teacher frequently to ask how they\u2019re doing in class, calling your child every hour when they\u2019re out with friends to ensure they\u2019re safe. It can be reassuring for you but it can be very suffocating for your child or the others around him. Just balance the number of check-ins to avoid making yourself and the people around you to go crazy.\r\nPutting Your Child In A Bubble Away From The Real World\r\nLife isn\u2019t all about sunshine and rainbows and children needs to know that as they grow. You can protect them as much as you want now but you can\u2019t do so forever. They are bound to grow up and they will be exposed to the world someday without you. Because of that, it\u2019s always better for you to prepare them before they go out there.\r\n\r\nIt\u2019s normal for parents to want to keep their children safe but sometimes you\u2019ll have to let go little by little for them to learn and adapt to the real world.\r\n\r\nFor more similar articles, please visit Motherhood.com.my.