- How far can you child ride their bike without you being concerned about their well being?
- Can you child go and play in the dirt (getting dirty along the way) without repercussion?
- If your child starts to cry (or fake cry) do you run to their side or do you take more of the “are you bleeding?” approach.
- Do your children make choices for themselves or do they always defer to you?
So ask yourself the above questions? Do you find yourself to be overprotective? In what ways? What steps will you take to provide your kids more room to make choices and take risks? Do you feel that being overly protective is a negative trait, why or why not?
If you are so inclined please leave your responses in a comment below. I look forward to your thoughts and comments!