Parents who raise their children this way think they have to tell them how amazing they are and never say no to them so they can learn to deal with their emotions and develop great self-esteem. But then are not raising a child with self-esteem, but a narcissistic child. Good management of emotions means know your positive and negative emotions, as well as those of others. Another way to help your child deal with frustration is to offer alternatives.
Children need to play, but this model of hyper-parenting produces a glut of children with afternoons packed full of extra-curricular activities, where everything is planned and structured... The hyper model is crowding out children's play time, which is a right recognized by the United Nations, which any half-decent educator would tell you is the essence of childhood. By playing in a free and unstructured way, either alone or with others, children learn how to work in a team, to be creative and how to deal with frustration.
Education also means helping your child to develop their character. You need to raise your child to have the character to put that knowledge into practice. Educating our children about bravery. By overprotecting their children, parents are failing to help them deal with their anxieties and as a result, children are very fearful nowadays. We need to teach courage, empathy and resilience, and we need to start letting our children do things for themselves. Not big things, just little things, like packing their own school bag.
Excessive attention on children is doing things for them that they are perfectly capable of doing themselves. And the best example I can give is homework. Nowadays, helping your child with their homework is considered normal and the sign of a good parent. In fact, some say that doing homework together has even replaced the act of eating together as a time to gather as a family. However, by doing this, you're doing your child's homework for them.
Limits are not about saying no to your child all the time. A limit would be not to allow a teenager to keep their cell phone in their room when they go to bed because electronic devices are not conducive to sleep. Learning to deal with limits helps children discover how to cope with frustration.