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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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You want only the best for it, and I think you become a little extremely overprotective," she said.
But being 12 3/4 with an excessively overprotective mother and no social life curtails Ambrose's Scrabble ambitions until he becomes friends with the now-reformed.
Kate Hope has an overprotective mother because her father and brother were killed some years before in a car crash.
Changing names and locations -- ``Alpha Dog'' mostly takes place in the Inland Empire -- Cassavetes gives us an extraordinarily intimate and spontaneous-seeming look at young people gone really wild, as well as their oblivious, overprotective and/or bad-example parents.
Studies have shown that parents of anxious children are often overprotective.
Those mothers who had conceived by egg donation experienced more joy in their child than those who had conceived by donor insemination, and those who had conceived by donor insemination were more likely to perceive their child as vulnerable and to be overprotective.
The list of amusing war stories is endless, and it's easy to scapegoat the most anxious and overprotective parents--but I list them to illustrate the amazing potential of camp to be an antidote to some of the perils of modern life.
In our case it was a bad rule because it was overprotective, but it just as easily could have resulted in a rule that was spewing out toxic emissions because they didn't use science to figure out where they were going to be with their number.
She moved out, and at 16 Collin moved out as well and into government-sponsored housing, a rift having more to do with typical adolescent friction with his overprotective grandmother, he maintains, than any issues with his open sexuality.
There have always been overprotective parents, and mistaking marks of success for real achievement is an age-old problem.
So, the moral of the story is to be careful with roosters, especially ones that are overprotective of the flock.
While you might be born with a "shy brain," environmental factors--such as overprotective parents or, accidents--shape your temperament.