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Dangers of Over-Parenting

Even though it is often well-meaning, parental over-involvement can lead children to feel less confident in their own abilities and unsure about their identity. As hard as it can be, sometimes it is important to allow your children to make mistakes so that they can develop a sense of self that is both autonomous and confident. To learn more, read Dr. Madeline Levine's article in the New York times and her book “Teach Your Children Well: Parenting for Authentic Success.”