learned helplessness

learned helplessness

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overly protective parents.

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  • Brenda doesn't want her daughter Casey to fall off the stairs but Casey is confused as to why her mother is yelling at her.
  • No!
  • Brenda doesn't want Casey to have candy before dinner. Casey doesn't understand why she can't have candy because her mother fails to explain it to her.
  • Why mommy?!
  • No! You cannot get any candy!
  • Because I said so!! 
  • But I'm outside!!
  • Brenda doesn't want Casey to fall and hurt herself but Casey is confused why she can't run so she responds by yelling because her mother is yelling  hoping that would make things better.
  • But you're yelling!!
  • Stop running!!
  • Don't yell at me!!
  • Casey has accepted the fact that her mother says no to anything she does. Which makes her upset that she cam't hang out with friends.
  • My mom is going to say no. 
  • Hey do you want to come over to my house an hang out?
  • Casey has learned to be helpless because her mother never taught her to do much. Only focused on the things she couldn't do. 
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