They’re not supposed to be that perfect. If Jeremy was a quiet baby in the womb and a peaceful baby once he was born, this behavior is likely to be his personality style. If this behavior has evolved, it may be a coping mechanism.
Overly compliant kids may be worried about alienating people they depend on for nurturance and protection. They may be overly dependent.
If Jeremy fears advocating for himself, steer him away from being too compliant and help him develop the skills he needs to stand up for himself.
You’ve seen these kids as adults. They accept the runny eggs and make excuses for why they shouldn’t send them back. They lead “less than” lives due to their fear of being abandoned.
There are ways to self-advocate respectfully and with confidence. Give your kids the skills they need for the long haul.
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