Why parents nowadays are doing too much for their children
Today’s parents are more overprotective than in the past. To uncover the reasons for this, the EU-funded SAFE-SORRY project will explore the societal, economic and cultural causes of overprotective parenting. It will test whether overprotection is rooted in parents’ context-related representations, such as their perceptions of societal expectations about how parents ought to raise children. The project will also explore whether specific characteristics of their cultural context shape these representations. Using a multi-method approach (longitudinal, experimental, observational and cross-cultural research), SAFE-SORRY will focus on the fundamental importance of considering the complexities related to the socioeconomic and cultural contexts in which parent–child interactions take place.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
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