Can a parent do too much for their child? An examination of overparenting (Locke, Campbell & Kavanagh, 2012)

A study of overparenting by Judith Locke, Marilyn Campbell and David Kavanagh has found that some parents, while acting with the best of intentions, “may be undertaking actions that could be harmful for children” (Locke, Campbell & Kavanagh, 2012, p. 262). The “disturbing possibility”, they write, is that “an extreme…
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