Because everyone else has it. These five dangerous words are turning homes upside down.
Socially Unrelatable Overprotected college students are often the bane of their more independent peers and roommates. Likely to Become Unhinged Many overprotected teenagers are under such extreme restraints that at the first opportunity when they are away from their parents, they become totally unhinged and wild.
This can cause a strain in the relationship and that child may begin to push back and engage in some risky or undesirable behaviors.
They are often a horror to the more responsible roommate who was raised to be independent at an early age. Many OP children, once they reach college age, find it arduous to live on their own without their parents. Unable to Make Decisions These young adults are extremely dependent and are unaccustomed to independent behavior and decision making.
According to an article on PsychologyToday. They may also experience academic difficulties. They also find it onerous to use independent judgment regarding their college courses and in everyday life, however, many of these overprotected students flunk out because they clearly do not possess the prerequisite independence to survive and thrive.
Challenges in Work Life Traits of an Adult-Child In the workplace, OP children as adults are incapable of using independent and logical judgment regarding their tasks.
They are not self-starters and depend on their supervisors or superiors to tell them what to do. The signs of an OP potential hire include: Many employers express dismal horror at incoming prospective employees whose overprotective parents come with them during interviews.
It used to be when a prospective employee goes for a job interview, he or she went alone. Nowadays, there is a "new" style of parenting which the parent is very involved in even though that "child" is considered an adult in societal eyes. The Adult-Child Complex The OP child's parents appear at their child's job interview, informing the interviewer of how special their child is and the skills that can be contributed to the company.
Of course, many interviewers are quite nonplussed at this. They figure, and rightly so, that something is quite amiss here.
This adult-child is quite immature and would be bad news for the company. The prospect of this adult-child getting a job is now dismal to none.
Lack of Independent Thinking If an adult-child is hired, they are going to be an immense burden on a modern corporate team.
These adult-children make poor employees. They possess no concept of initiative nor independent thinking. They constantly want to be told what to do as befitting their familial environment. These employees are clearly not promotable. On the contrary, these employees are more likely to be fired or serially fired.
Overprotected adult-children are more likely to be unemployable than their peers who were raised in a more independent environment.
Overprotected children, as adults, are often the more passive ones in relationships, whether platonic, romantic, or committal. They expect to be taken care of.But Moore's Law and our ever-increasing quest for simpler, smaller, faster and better widgets and thingamabobs will always ensure that some of the technology we grew up with will not be passed down the line to the next generation of geeks.
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About 40% of children who do not live with their biological father have not seen him during the past 12 months; more than half of them have never been in his home and 26% of those fathers live in a different state than their children. "Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each."-.
The kids of today couldn't compete with the way we grew up. Not only did we have fun but we lived on the edge. Check out this list that I put together to prove it.
Then vs. Now: How things have changed from Those kids today you may be the parent of a teenager and wondering what you've gotten yourself into.