37 Quotes About Being Overprotective


There are dangers that exist all around you. Watching our for your child’s safety is an important part of being a parent. Sometimes you can go overboard too and be a bit too overprotective. These quotes about being overprotective are just some examples to the type of characteristics that are commonly found among these types of individuals.

“A covenant made with God should be regarded not as restrictive but as protective.”

“As parents we have a tendency to overprotect; it’s okay to try and show them all positives but we cannot forget that the real world has teeth.”

“As women, we’re probably more protective of children. Also, we’ve been minors all of our history.”

“I am protective of my own personal life, but I must confess that I enjoy watching people that don’t mind telling it all.”

“I believe that every person, male and female, needs to be in a protective mode at all times of alertness to potential danger. The world is full of potential attacks, potential disasters.”

“I do have to say my daughter, Sunday, said to me [I was being] overprotective, so you must have been a fly on the wall.”

“I feel like I’ve lived quite a sheltered life, like my mom and dad were quite protective of me.”

“I have no neighbors. I live in a small town where everybody is very protective of me.”

“I like that there’s no love as fierce as the love you feel for your family; that there’s no one you feel more protective of than the very same people who can drive you crazy.”

“I like to think that I’ve got determination, and I’m fiercely protective of the people I love.”

“I love actors, and I’m very protective of them. I trust them. It’s a mutual trust.”

“I sometimes get very protective of the people I play.”

“I stand up for other people, I’m very protective of people around me. If I feel like somebody is getting a bad rap or being unfairly picked on, I will stand up for them, absolutely.”

“In common with many who have a brain injury, I initially lost my confidence and felt very vulnerable, as if a protective layer of skin had been stripped away.”

“It’s not hard to draw from within yourself to play someone protective of her daughter. I have animals and I’m a daughter, sister, wife, aunt and friend, and I can be fiercely protective.”

“I’ve always been super-private and protective of certain experiences and certain friends.”

“I’ve never gotten thick skin. If you close yourself off and you get this protective armor, there is a price you pay with that – of not feeling. And feeling is important when you are a songwriter.”

“My parents were overprotective because you could get kidnapped and bombs were exploding in the streets.”

“No politician is threatened by the child protective constituency, because it does not exist.”

“Now that I have kids, I’m probably more overprotective than I’ve ever been. My wife’s nickname for me is ‘red alert.’ I sometimes check just to see if the kids are breathing. But I try not to be a helicopter parent.”

“Once you lose somebody so close to you, you become very overprotective.”

“That’s the trouble with caring about anybody, you begin to feel overprotective. Then you begin to feel crowded.”

“The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.”

“The catcher is a groundhog. He’s a guy squatting down, digging for the ball in the dirt, and sweating under a pile of uncomfortable protective gear while his knees creak.”

“The drive toward Life is protective, thoughtful, vulnerable, and invested in immaculate love. It is this last that marks the difference between a wise heart muddy with real life experiences in the trenches and a dry heart that functions on rote concepts alone.”

“The reward is in the risk. You can’t stay hidden inside Grandpa’s overprotective cloak forever. You’ve seemed like you needed to grow out of that for a while.”

“The right raw materials can… double or triple the protective power of the immune system.”

“The thing I was always most protective of was my mystery. I worried that if I gave too much of myself, then I would limit the characters I could fall into.”

“There are certain characteristics that define a good chimp mother. She is patient, she is protective but she is not over-protective – that is really important. She is tolerant, but she can impose discipline. She is affectionate. She plays. And the most important of all: she is supportive.”

“There’s a word like overprotective to describe some parents, but no word that means the opposite. What word do you use to describe parents who don’t protect enough?”

“This is the tragedy of modernity: as with neurotically overprotective parents, those trying to help are often hurting us the most.”

“To get overprotective about particular readings of the Bible is always in danger of idolatry.”

“To me, being creative is a very fragile thing. The environment in which one can create is a very particular one, and somehow, I’ve always felt the need to be very protective of that.”

“Walnuts have a shell, and they have a kernel. Religions are the same. They have an essence, but then they have a protective coating. This is not the only way to put it. But it’s my way. So the kernels are the same. However, the shells are different.”

“When it comes to my family I never quite know how protective I have to be, or what I should or shouldn’t say.”

“When you start your first band and it has an impact on the rest of the world you go through a lot with those guys and you become very protective of that legacy.”

“You really have to let me fight my own battles. You can’t constantly second-guess me and try to protect me. It’s stifling.”

Sometimes it takes an internal perspective to see how you may be serving your children in the wrong way by being too overprotective.

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