High expectations; harmful or helpful? Many parents want their child to be top of their class, make straight A’s, and be something to brag about at the parent teacher conferences. Having high expectations for your children helps their mind set, education, and end results. Some people think it overworks the kid or lowers their self-esteem, although it has been proven that children who were expected to reach their parents expectations, do.
First of all, having high expectations for your kid at early age will help the child over time. They will grow up learning that they need to excel so they will not just one day, give up. Parents who set expectations usually see their children rise to their level of expectation. So setting the standards at high but achievable levels will cause children to step up even further making it easier in the long run. Some people do believe having these “goals”, for your child can lower their self-esteem, but how could someone’s self-esteem be low when they are successful and making profitable living just from the expectations that were set for them as a child?
Parents who expect their child to make amazing grades, talk about school, and check up on their child’s progress in school regularly helps the child but if a parent neglects this week's quiz in, let’s say math, they send the wrong message to their children. Helping them study for the math quiz is an important part of setting the expectation for college. For instance, many families in Asian countries have set the expectation for their child early on so they grow up thinking that if they don’t excel in school they are a disappointment. Therefore, these children overachieve in all that they do. They do great in school, go to college, and make a fairly nice living. This race has been known to be very smart and prosperous. So, wouldn’t it be great if everyone became successful from high expectations and a little push from the parent?
Finally, the end results. Being a child with...
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