Schoolchildren in Singapore. A new study of parenting techniques in the city has discovered problems with overly intrusive parenting. Photo: AFP

How Tiger Moms and hovering parents can damage a child’s ability to cope with life’s challenges

A Singapore study that followed hundreds of primary-age children for five years discovered that perfectionist parenting styles may make children excessively self-critical and undermine their confidence and self-belief

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Schoolchildren in Singapore. A new study of parenting techniques in the city has discovered problems with overly intrusive parenting. Photo: AFP
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