overprotection

noun
over·pro·tec·tion | \-prə-ˈtek-shən \

Medical Definition of overprotection 

: 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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