The modern trend among parents as I see

India
December 15, 2010 12:12pm CST
The modern trend among parents as it seems to me is to make children all rounder in all fields of life. Are you too a victim of this trend?
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@yoniarnon (1081)
• Israel
15 Dec 10
DoctorDidi, i learn education, and i learned that at ages 10 -14 it is the age when the kid can learn the most of motorize options. So may be it is a good thing to show the kid the "all world" at these age. Than later if he want he can chose on field he like the most, so like the other guy i didnt understand the victim part..
• India
16 Dec 10
I do not mean only education. I mean also the other activities for which kids are often pressurised. To show the kid the "all world" may be good but to make him an all rounder in all fields of life may not be too good.
@yoniarnon (1081)
• Israel
16 Dec 10
Yes it will pressure him but i think it is good to see a lot of things cause than he will be smarter and will really know how things work, and it is better than just read it in a book.. but i believe it ain't good to force your kid to much you need to let him chose
@asyria51 (2870)
• United States
15 Dec 10
I think having a well rounded education is good for a child. once the child shows a propensity and interest in one area, then focusing on that area may be a good thing, provided it is not video games. children need a little bit of everything, and giving children that opportunity, will help them choose a major for college, and by not changing majors in college it will save money.
• India
16 Dec 10
I agree with you. A well rounded education is good & if he has a keen interest for any particular extracurricular activity, that should be encouraged but that does not mean that he needs to be an all rounder in every field of life. But unfortunately, this is the trend as I have observed among some of the parents now.
@Hatley (152289)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Dec 10
hi I am not sure just what you mean but I would think that having an all around education might be a good thing, but it should stop before college because by then most of us have found ourfield and want to hone in on this field and forget all other fields. an all round education to start with gives you a chance to see what field or fields you are most interested in.then in college you will choose that one field as your major.So I do not see what the victim part is all about.
• India
16 Dec 10
I have mentioned 'all rounder in all fields of life' by which I want to mean not only in studies but also in music,swimming,recitation,drawing, playing foorball, cricket or anything else. All these create too much pressure and the result sometimes becomes very sad.
@celticeagle (111655)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Dec 10
Victim of a trend,no. I think alot of positive stimulus should be made available to a child. By opening the world to a child he or she is much more apt to find something they may enjoy doing with their lives. The other option is being bored stiff in life and in the career they decide on or are thrown into. Sad to have that happen. Boredom and anger could result.
@jak2010 (1550)
• Papua New Guinea
16 Dec 10
No, I am of the yester generation, but you brought a point which I consider as important. Parents do not mould their children for a specific field but as you say become all rounder.
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
15 Dec 10
I guess so. Although my parents didn't force me to be something, but I feel the pressure sometimes too. Anyway, I just do the best I can for myself, and I will moving forward for my goal of life.
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 10
I wouldn't say so. My mom was like "study hard and you will be successful' kinda of mom. However, I prefer to be more sport-like instead of book-worm. However, I managed to get a balance out of both two but I am not the best at both :) Just enough to start a living and move on with my life!