Clinical psychologists say that because of fear of failure, parents find themselves in an awkward position where they do most of the things for their children, including those that they can do independently at different stages of growth. PHOTO | BD
While it is normal for parents to protect their children, the biggest problem is that they try to create a perfect world in which the children should not face discomfort, struggle or even disappointment.
The limited space that is caused by being overprotective may also be blamed for the increasing number of children who have developed fear and anxiety of going out to play, studies suggest.
According to experts, children nowadays have to be forced to go out and play.
During weekends, after school and holidays, they have to be taken to open fields and parks under the supervision of their parents to play.