overprotection


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o·ver·pro·tect

 (ō′vər-prə-tĕkt′)
tr.v. o·ver·pro·tect·ed, o·ver·pro·tect·ing, o·ver·pro·tects
To protect too much; coddle: overprotected their children.

o′ver·pro·tec′tion n.
o′ver·pro·tec′tive adj.
o′ver·pro·tec′tive·ness n.

overprotection

(ˌəʊvəprəˈtɛkʃən)
n
the act or instance of being overprotective
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overprotection - excessive protectionoverprotection - excessive protection      
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
Translations

overprotection

[ˌəʊvəprəˈtekʃən] Nexceso m de protrección, sobreprotección f
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What's tricky about being a mentor is this tightrope act between overprotection and underprotection.
Studies have also suggested a positive effect of partner support, when such support is demonstrated by active engagement, and negative effects of overprotection (Coyne & Smith, 1991; Hagedoorn et al.
It's hard to avoid the conclusion that the overprotection of children and the hypersensitivity of college students could be two sides of the same coin.
Since epilepsy is perceived as a key problem, parents sometimes tend to handle the child differently than other siblings in the form of overprotection.
Feeling betrayed, Allegra escapes the cage of overprotection for the isolation of a renegade's life.
Perception of early parenting by patients diagnosed avoidant personality disorder: a test of the overprotection hypothesis.
Lowered expectations and overprotection of the individual with a disability can cause lowered self esteem which can result in a life time of underachievement and failure to reach their full potential.
Eunice Han, Wellesley College, "The Myth of Unions' Overprotection of Bad Teachers: Evidence from the District-Teacher Matched Panel Data on Teacher Turnover"
The difficulties encountered from the reorganization of familiar relationships could be related to anxiety, overprotection, rigidity (Lardieri, Blacher, & Swanson, 2000), and might give less emphasis on the personal growth of other family members (Larcan & Cuzzocrea, 2011), and higher levels of parental depression compared with parents of nondisabled children.
The design and operation of CP systems for underground assets is complex because there can be interactions that compromise protection and can shorten the life of the systems while overprotection can result in coating damage.
The weights were based on contributions to the first principal component, positively or negatively signed to represent high-quality parenting: (a-d) the care and overprotection subscales of the Parental Bonding Inventory (Parker, Tupling, & Brown, 1979), completed for both mother and father (Cronbach's alphas: care, .