This book tackles the problem of what happens when parents give children too much love, attention and overprotection. The book is not an assault on loving parents. Instead it addresses the problem of parents who become totally enmeshed in their children's lives. Overparented children often turn into unhappy adults who have problems forming intimate relationships, who have difficulty putting trust in others, and who fear success. They grow up with a feeling of entitlement and are shocked to find that people in the real world are not as giving or as admiring as their parents were. The text is filled with informative case studies and advice from two therapists, and should help parents learn to recognize and stop their destructive behaviour. It may also help those adults who suffer the consequences of parental overprotection to begin to manage their own lives.