All mothers worry about their children and it’s completely understandable. However, sometimes care can turn into anxiety and it can lead to a variety of psychological disorders in moms, their children, and their entire family. Listed below is a collection of signs that signal anxious mothers. This article aims to help you take appropriate action in time to make the process of raising kids easier.
“If my child can’t do anything on their own, I’ll always help.”
This type of mother will think that if other kids are able to do this or that, her child can do it as well. However, they don’t take the fact that their child is an individual with their own abilities and desires into consideration. If her child fails to do something, they will start reproaching them. This kind of behavior is bad because it may lead to a decrease in their academic performance. Make sure this type of mother realizes that people are all different and it’s much easier to let the child live his or her own life.
“When my child has free time, I worry and try to find a task for them.”
These parents will try to keep their children busy just so they can remain by their side. They don’t believe that their child will be able to make any decisions on their own or without the parents input. These kids will have so many lessons, obligations, and hobbies that they will never have a free second for themselves. They never get to experience a taste of independence and can’t explore any interests of their own. Once grown, these children will be unable to take responsibility or know what to do with their lives.
“If my child goes somewhere with friends, I plan their activities.”
As children get older, they create new friendships. When they feel like going on a walk or to the mall, these mothers will make a plan of what to do and where to go. They will get all of the phone numbers and addresses of the child’s friends and family. This kind of behavior could lead to bullying at school and it can deprive the child of their independence because by always listening to their mother they can never make decisions on their own.
“When my child feels sad, I think that it’s my fault.”
These types of mothers will completely forget about their own life because they’re constantly stressed and annoyed. They will actually feel guilty if they buy something for themselves. Once the child gets older this type of mom will try to protect them from sad thoughts and sympathize with them too much when something goes wrong.
“If my child wants to do rope courses with their class, I’ll forbid it.”
Every single idea will wake up her inner drama queen. This type of mom probably used to forbid her child from swinging on the swing because it’s too dangerous. They will try to make their life predictable, but they must face the fact they won’t be able to predict everything. It’s also worth noting, the world really isn’t all that terrible.
“Parents should protect their children from any risks.”
This type of mother will always keep a strict schedule for their children and if something goes wrong, stress is experienced. This causes the child to be isolated from their classmates and other people. This parental behavior has also been known to cause serious hysteria.