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overprotection

Limitation of the behavior or autonomy of another person due to excessive concern for that person's safety or ability to function independently.
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It is a reflection on our western world that we don't give these children responsibility from an early age, instead we overprotect them and they don't have any skills,'' she said.
The tendency of parents and grandparents to pamper and overprotect their single offspring has long prompted jokes about teenagers who don't know how to wash their own backs, let alone do laundry.
We would point to one possibly significant reason for this alarming trend: The tendency for parents to overprotect their children when they are young, only to find themselves powerless to stop their charges bursting out into the world as soon as teenage hormones kick in.
If anything I overprotect her but I won't take any risks even now.
And there's a genuinely admirable quality to the way she manages Gwen's conflicting impulses to overprotect her son and encourage his eager inquisitiveness.
But I would rather overprotect my child than put her anywhere near the same orbit as the kind of scum who stole little Madeleine.
She then dazzled the crowd with routines to Overprotect, Boys and Showdown.
Solove, John Marshall Harlan Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School says in a riveting essay, that "the law is hampered because it overprotects free speech.