Hello, my first thread in research area I think. I was wondering if there is any rule which parent is more often overprotective. If I followed my guts, I'd say mothers are usually more protective of their children, but how is it with overprotectiveness, does anybody know? On the internet I found articles about overprotective parentS, but nowhere which gender usually does more harm. I was hoping to write an overprotective father and a mother who would be father's complete opposite. Their clashes would cause a confusion in their child. I don't want the mother to be overprotective, because that's quite cliched, I think, and I don't plan on having them both overprotective. Thank you for your answers.