Foreign studies of overparenting style of parenthood



The article provides analysis of foreign studies on the problem of «overparenting» (a separate parenting style), which has become popular lately and is thoroughly studied nowadays. The article describes the main variants of this type of parenthood; parental beliefs, as well as the impact of this type of upbringing on both the psychological and social indicators of child development and his/her academic performance.

General Information

Keywords: overparenting, type of parenthood, intense motherhood, academic performance, parenting style, perfectionism, motivation, development, social intelligence, emotional intelligence

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Prokhorova A.A. Foreign studies of overparenting style of parenthood [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2019. Vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 16–24. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2019080402. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Anna A. Prokhorova, master degree student at the chair of child and family psychotherapy, department of psychological counseling, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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