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TASK 2 : A parent's insistence on children. Reasons? Negative or positive effects?


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Jan 4, 2021   #1

Putting Too Much Pressure on Kids



It is true that the over insistence of parents on their offspring becoming high achievers has placed a tremendous amount of pressure on them. The development of this trend is attributable to several reasons and it's continuation can result in pernicious outcomes.

One fundamental factors contributing to the formation of this child-rearing style is the competitive attitude among parents. Children are often obliged to indulge in a plethora of both academic and non-academic activities as competency in various fields is believed to be essential for their success in the future. Moreover, youngsters are subject to increasing pressure due to the supposed correlation between achievements at school and status in society, which tends to aggravate the compulsion. In some cultures, exceptional accomplishments are often associated with pride as well as prestige while poor performances are considered a disgrace to the family. Another underlying reason is the wariness for the same predicaments in their children of those who once strove for prosperity.

This coercive parenting method is likely to cause detrimental repercussions on a child's mental health. Although setting high expectation is incentivizing but compelling adolescents to involve in activites beyond their bounds of interest and capability can lead to counterproductive results. Psychological sufferings such as depression, insomnia and inferiority complex can stem from chronic strain. Furthermore, over-demanding parents has taught their kids to become fearful of failures and reluctant in decision making, from which they develop a consequential vicarious lifestyle.

In conlusion, though this forcible attitude may provide children with some proper career orientation, I believe that excessive parental aspiration could be psychologically disadvantageous for them.
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Jan 4, 2021   #2
It is true that the over insistence of parents

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