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A series of UA-led investigations into parent-child relationships has revealed that those who overparent can lead to a reduction in an adult child's self-efficacy and an increase in a sense of self-entitlement. "These parents are hyper involved in their c A series of UA-led investigations into parent-child relationships has revealed that those who overparent can lead to a reduction in an adult child's self-efficacy and an increase in a sense of self-entitlement. "These parents are hyper involved in their child's life. There is a blurring of boundaries," said UA alumna Michelle Givertz, now a faculty member at California State University, Chico.