Hello and welcome to what is, surprisingly, a sunny week.

Our question this week looks at forms of parenting, particularly types of parenting which include overly controlling behaviour.

A recent study suggests that parents who exert too much control over their children could be causing them long term psychological harm.

This kind of fostered dependence can prevent the creation of secure parental bonds with children, and make it much harder for children to regulate their own behaviour and form secure, happy relationships in the future.

In contrast to the above, previous studies have shown that warmth and responsiveness promote social and emotional development.

Our question to you then, is just this: where should we draw the line when it comes to parenting and control? 

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