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Cosset GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

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Cosset GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/ˈkɒs.ɪt/ (verb)

Definition

to give excessive care and attention to someone, treat with great care, indulge, pamper, overindulge, coddle, shelter, mollycoddle, cater to, wrap in cotton wool, protect, fondle, dandle, spoil, baby, pet

Example

Cosseted children growing up unable to cope with failure because parents are ‘not allowing them to be independent’

Parents who deny their children independence are creating a generation incapable of dealing with failure, leading neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore has warned.

A trend over the past two decades towards ‘wrapping children in cotton wool’ or cosseting children is leaving them struggling to cope with setbacks in their teenage years and adult life.

Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, an expert in cognitive neuroscience at University College London, said it was important for children to embrace a degree of risk and learn from mistakes.

Source: https://www.hmc.org.uk/

Antonym

neglect


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