noun. the procedure involved in coddling, protecting, and indulging a youth to such a degree that they fail to come to be independent, can't undertake competition or frustration, and might grow a passive-dependent character.

OVERPROTECTION: "Many parents exhibit behaviors aligned with overprotection in the wake of disasters in their communities or even outside of such where other children have been harmed."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "OVERPROTECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/overprotection/ (accessed September 27, 2021).