The parents believe that failure for their child is not an option but rather believe in complete success at all levels of their children’s lives. In this case, the parents can be seen as having dominion and full control over their children during their early years and even when they become adults.
Theoretically, hyper parenting goes against the agency theory of human behavior. This form of parenting denies children the opportunity to do things independently as well as to make own preferred choices. Hyper parents practice what is seen as the structure form of human behavior. This refers to the continuous arrangements that act as a limitation towards the making of particular choices or partaking of the opportunities available (Barker 2005).
Despite the parent’s belief that they are creating a perfect life for their children, research has indicated that hyper parenting has a negative effect on children. On becoming adults, hyper parented kids have been found to be not fully prepared to deal with issues of the world, to be highly anxious and not able to work without supervision (CBC Documentaries 2011). Such negative effects among others are a clear indication that hyper parenting is not an effective form of parenting. It is a growing trend that should therefore, be discouraged.