Four disadvantages of overly strict parenting

Strict behavior keeps the child in control of the guardians and they are tend to live in their parents regulation.
It’s a necessary need to be strict towards children, it makes them disciplined and well behaved, but over strict behavior isn’t deniable as well.
Parents use positive reinforcement and reasoning to guide children. They avoid resorting to threats or punishments.

This approach is common in educated, middle class families, and linked with superior child outcomes throughout the world.

Strict parenting deprives kids of the opportunity to internalize self-discipline and responsibility. Harsh limits may temporarily control behavior, but they don’t help a child learn to self-regulate. Instead, harsh limits trigger a resistance to taking responsibility for themselves, according to

Here are the five disadvantages of overly strict parenting featuring violent behavior towards the children

1. Depression and anxiety

It’s an apparantly obvious reason why anxiety and depression takes place. This is because children may doubt that their parents would punished them if they make a mistake. . They may never able to open up, so even if that is regarding serious illness, death of a loved one, violence, or abuse which lead some kids to become anxious. shouldn’t be hidden from them. The children are tend to be more aggressive, these may make them invulnerable and antisocial. Depression carries a high risk of suicide. This is the worst but very real outcome of untreated or under-treated depression. It may lead to insecurities.


• Hurting oneself / self harming talks
• Social interactions
• Unable to focus
• Nervousness
• Nightmares
• Staying up late
• Feeling sad constantly
• Avoid conversations
• Negativity
• Aggression
• Irritation
• Lack of interest in hobbies
• Feeling pressured

A recent study of U.S. college students found that students raised by authoritarian parents were more likely to engage in acts of bullying (Luk et al 2016).

2. Child abuse

These is an uncommon trait for strict parenting, these mainly triggers by threatening behavior. Child Abuse can be defined as harming (whether physically, emotionally, or sexually), ill-treatment, abuse, neglect or deprivation of any child. Stress, tiredness or lack of parenting skills or family support make the pressures of caring for a child overwhelming, and can cause abuse. Strong punishment leads to more misbehavior, rebellion and results in constant power struggles. This type of parenting does not support positive parenting. In fact, research shows that children with authoritarian parents perform more poorly than kids with permissive parents

Basic Signs
• Anxiety
• Antisocial
• Poor bond in relationships
• Knowledge about issues inappropriate for their age

A kid who can’t think of a trusted adult to tell, or is worried about upsetting a parent or making someone angry, can call a special telephone number called a helpline, such as 1-800-4-A-CHILD. This hotline is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

3. Enhance bad behavior

Authoritarian parents are not very emotional or affectionate, and critical of their children if they fail to meet their expectations. Research shows that children with authoritarian parents perform more poorly than kids with permissive parents.

Strict parenting deprives kids of the opportunity to internalize self-discipline and responsibility.

Overly strict parenting does not a rule-abiding child make, according to a long-term study. Children whose parents severely punish them perform more poorly in the classroom – if they’re there at all.

One finding was that 7th graders who’d been raised very strictly were, two years later, more likely to consider peers and friends more important than following their parents’ own rules.

Later, by 11th grade, these individuals were then involved in even riskier behaviours: Young women tended to engage earlier in sexual activity, while males were more likely to be involved in criminal activities.
Both genders were also more likely to drop out of high school or college.

4. Lower self esteem

Previous research on western cultures has found that when parents exert strong psychological control over their children, it leads to problem behaviour, low self-esteem and low grades among the children. Low self esteem could increase vulnerablility to drugs and alcohol and brew relationships. Living with low self-esteem can harm your mental health and lead to problems such as depression and anxiety. You may also develop unhelpful habits, such as smoking and drinking too much, as a way of coping. Moreover, it could cause self criticism which leads to negative thinking, unsatisfying relationships, etc. People with these may feel more ashamed..

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