Definitions

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  • noun Excessive parenting, as by being overprotective towards one's child.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ parenting

Examples

  • Like much of what is called "overparenting," praise doesn't signify permissiveness or excessive encouragement; to the contrary, it is an exercise in sugar-coated control.

    Alfie Kohn: Criticizing (Common Criticisms of) Praise

  • Like much of what is called "overparenting," praise doesn't signify permissiveness or excessive encouragement; to the contrary, it is an exercise in sugar-coated control.

    Alfie Kohn: Criticizing (Common Criticisms of) Praise

  • Code calls the overparenting trend one big failed experiment.

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • The same is true of much "overparenting": It's an exercise in control.

    Complaining about a generation of spoiled kids -- again

  • TR's own children suffered similar "overparenting," yet they went on to be war heroes and successful citizens.

    Moppets With Helmets

  • Let's ignore, for now, that such "overparenting" is true only for those who can economically afford those mommy and me classes and also is about a society making more and more demands on what it means to be a "good parent."

    A Tea Cozy

  • Last week, I explored the current trends in "overparenting" for younger children, and how many of the best intentions can backfire big time.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • This isn't surprising, after a decade in which "overparenting" became almost a badge of honor and you could sign a child up for a clay-modeling class only to find that you, too, were expected to stay and make coil pots. "

    A Tea Cozy

  • This problem has been painstakingly diagnosed, critiqued and named: overparenting, hyperparenting, helicopter parenting, and my personal favorite, the kindergarchy.

    Why French Parents Are Superior

  • Applying your intelligence and energy to these topics is not overparenting.

    The Blessing of a B Minus

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