over·​pro·​tec·​tion -prə-ˈtek-shən How to pronounce overprotection (audio)
: undue or excessive protection or shielding
specifically : excessive restriction of a child's behavior allegedly in the interest of his or her health and welfare by an anxious, insecure, or domineering parent

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“Overprotection.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/overprotection. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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