PARENTAL OVERPROTECTION AND ITS RELATION TO PERCEIVED CHILD VULNERABILITY

Authors


Behavioral-Developmental Pediatrics, Columbus Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43205–2696

Abstract

A study of 280 parents with a child age 5–10 years examined the relation between and correlates of parental overprotection (less education, younger child age, being an only child) and parental perception of increased child vulnerability (history of life-threatening illness, child medical condition, first child). One-third of parents who considered their child vulnerable were also considered overprotective.

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