<br/>Some parents may feel guilty just by entertaining the notion of over parenting. Most parents love their kids and are devoted to taking the best care possible, and it's very easy to do too much. What this is about more than anything else is having balance in all ways with our kids. It's just that you also have to make sure you're giving them room to grow up and learn some of life's lessons on their own.<br/><br/>If you're giving your 5 years old ulcers over grades - you're over-parenting and really should be re-thought out. There's plenty of time for your kid to learn and do well in school, and young ages are for free being a kid without overbearing parents breathing down their necks all the time. When you take away the carefree years of your child, you're actually causing damage that will last a lifetime. It's the parents who are the ones that have to seriously look at what they're doing to their little kids. Also, avoid being blind to what you may be imposing on your children, and seek to stop doing this before they get into high school. <br/><br/>Sometimes parents who have a tendency towards over parenting pressure their kids to pursue activities that the parents think are important. There are tons of examples and it's just all the normal things that kids pursue. The key to finding the truth is ensuring your child is relaxed, comfortable, and not feeling threatened in any way. All kids have certain interests and talents, but just because you loved hockey or ballet as a child doesn't mean your child also will.<br/><br/>Don't be the clueless parent who has some problems, and then you act them out in a way that impacts your children.<br/><br/>And don't think your kid is not tough, kids can be very tough are certainly resilient. There's nothing inappropriate that I'm suggesting, it's just that there is value in letting your kid do things that kids typically do. Have you ever done things for your child that he or she had assigned to them? If so, then you are over parenting. As you probably know, over parenting has not always been around. It has shown up in recent years, especially with affluent parents. Typically, these parents are full of good intentions, but end up doing the wrong thing in the end. When parents provide kids with too much attention, protection and concern, it backfires and makes them overly dependent. This problem is very similar to ignoring your kids, but with different end results and consequences.