“It is sometimes said that parents in the last twenty or thirty years have begun to idolize their children as princes and princesses, raising narcissists that are at risk for mental health difficulties. Shouldn’t we go back to a more strict and authoritarian parenting model such as in the 50s?” In an interview with De Morgen, Bart Soenens (Ghent University) and Stijn Van Petegem (ULB) address the question of whether parents nowadays are more overprotective and permissive than ever, and whether it would be better to go back to authoritarian parenting. Read or download the article (only in Dutch).
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