Say goodbye to cliques, set schedules, and mandatory classes, and say hello to choice and independence

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College life is a big transition from school life. We go through a lot of changes when we enter college. Our schools were a safe place where we had grown up and spent half our lives. The transition to college is so sudden that you’re no longer protected by your teachers and friends of my school time.College life poses a lot of challenges in front of me.I am  now in a place that have a full of unfamiliar faces where you need to mingle in. It teaches me to socialize and form opinions of our own. In college, students learn their free will and they go on to become more confident and composed.In school life, we were always dependant on our friends or teachers. College life teaches us to be independent. It makes us stronger and teaches us to fight our own battles. It also makes us serious about our careers. We make decisions that will affect our future all by ourselves, as in school life our parents did it for us.Additionally, in schools, we viewed our teachers as our mentors and sometimes even parents. We respected them and kept a distance. However, in college life, the teacher-student relationship becomes a bit informal. They become more or less like our friends and we share our troubles and happiness with them as we did with our friends.

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OVERPROTECTION VS EXPOSURE TO STRESS- EFFECTS ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

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Key words- helicopter parenting, eustress, neurotrophins, interleukins, immunity, creativity

What is overprotection?

It is excessive protection or shielding. In other words, it is excessive restriction of a child’s behavior allegedly in the interest of his/her health and welfare by an anxious, insecure or domineering parent[1]. A helicopter parent[2] (a cosseting parent) is one who pays extreme close attention to the child’s experiences and problems particularly in educational institutions. They hover overhead overseeing every aspect of the child’s life constantly.

Disadvantages of overprotection

  • Limits a child’s independence. Children are less able to regulate their own behavior[3].
  • Parents try to bear all the trouble. Children do not become responsible adults.
  • Cannot face odd situations where they need to take instantaneous decision.
  • May lead to teenage rebellion due to excessive discipline.
  • Often lose opportunities as they are prevented from venturing out to far off places. They have to…

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