You're Not Letting Them Grow Up
There’s a lot of inability of parents (and unwillingness of children) to let their little ones grow up. Parents who don't let their kids assume greater responsibility, self-reliance, and self-possession as they get older are stunting their child's maturity. "I think when you have a child who is maybe 9 years old, who is unable to cope with not getting what they want, we as parents bear a lot of the blame for that," said Glickman. "We see a lot of behaviors that you might associate with younger children, but they’re still present in these older children."