Overparenting and Narcissism in Young Adults: The Mediating Role of Psychological Control

  title={Overparenting and Narcissism in Young Adults: The Mediating Role of Psychological Control},
  author={Nathan A Winner and Bonnie C. Nicholson},
  journal={Journal of Child and Family Studies},
Overparenting, or “helicopter parenting,” can be generally characterized as parenting that is well-intentioned, but over-involved and intrusive. This style of parenting has been especially highlighted in the lives of young adults, who may be inhibited by this form of parenting in the appropriate development of autonomy and independence. Overparenting shares conceptual similarities with parents’ psychological control practices, which involve emotional and psychological manipulation of children… 

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