In his latest book, The syndrome of the mother hen, the therapist Michael Ungar helps parents over-anxious to guide their teens on the road to autonomy. Maintenance. PsychoEnfants: Why have you written a book on this syndrome? Parents today are they more worried about their teens? Michael Ungar: In a way, yes. Parents spend more time with their children than did their ancestors. They drive them to school, take them to their friends, accompanying them to activities extrascolairesA. Children have less opportunity to make their own experiences. Yesterday, with six or seven children, the parents had no time to panic. They groin responsibility and accountability that supported the younger..
And each has learned and become more autonomous tot.PE: In your book, you also speak of the negative influence of Mr. mediasA. U.: Indeed, the media often put forward various facts with disappearances and murders of children. What anguish necessarily the parents.PE: What does one recognize parents hen? M.: On their way to say hyperprotectrice more often no than yes. Worried and anxious, they prevent their teens to live new experiences-home alone from school, a trip linguistic or out with friends-for reassurance and preserver.PE: The preserve what? M.: On the misfortune of a bad encounter. For them, freedom, even under parental control, necessarily synonymous with risk-taking, dangerous behavior, delinquency, etc. Hen parents are not aware that this is by testing their limits that teens live experiments enrichissantes.PE: And they learn to better know? M.: Yes and to better identify their talents.