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Is there a tendency for parents to be overprotective?

Is there a tendency for parents to be overprotective?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

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You can absolutely understand why a parent with a child with a spinal cord injury may be overprotective, that’s certainly understandable. But we also like to talk to parents about ensuring that they treat their child with a spinal cord injury t... Show More

You can absolutely understand why a parent with a child with a spinal cord injury may be overprotective, that’s certainly understandable. But we also like to talk to parents about ensuring that they treat their child with a spinal cord injury the same way they would have if their child didn’t have a spinal cord injury. We want them to be able to be as independent as possible, and although some overprotectiveness initially may make some sense, in the long run, it will be hard for that child to transition into adulthood if a parent or a caregiver has been doing everything for them.

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Is there a tendency for parents to be overprotective?

Sara Klaas, MSW

Director, Spinal Cord Injury Service, Shriners Hospital for Children, Chicago

More Videos by Sara Klaas
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You can absolutely understand why a parent with a child with a spinal cord injury may be overprotective, that’s certainly understandable. But we also like to talk to parents about ensuring that they treat their child with a spinal cord injury the same way they would have if their child didn’t have a spinal cord injury. We want them to be able to be as independent as possible, and although some overprotectiveness initially may make some sense, in the long run, it will be hard for that child to transition into adulthood if a parent or a caregiver has been doing everything for them.

Is there a tendency for parents to be overprotective?
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