Training prodigy!

Vietnam
May 10, 2011 11:14pm CST
Nowadays, many parents start their children to learn too much from foreign languages ??to dance or sing. Most of them had difficult childhood, no education full discretion, so they wish their children could become more comprehensive and superior to your friends. From 3-4 years old, children had to learn the organ, dancing, learning English, Chinese, etc. .. The study time accounted for most of their time. They hardly be more funs. They're usually stress, depression. However, parents do not understand it, they still want their child is "prodigy ".
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7 responses
@ludyvel04 (312)
• Philippines
11 May 11
I think parents who does this are people who weren't able to achieve it during the earlier stage of their lives. It's their frustrations that is why they want their children to achieve it for them. I am a parent and I know how important is childhood years for a person, for him to achieve fullfillment as they reach their maturity. I want my child to experience how to become a child, the fun of being a child that when he matured, he will have happy moments to remember and tell to her own children in the future.
• Vietnam
13 May 11
Almost parents like you. It's good if you still keep this views when you have had kids.
• Philippines
13 May 11
Yep, and I do have a kid. I will do apply this parenting technique to my son because my parent raised me on the same way too.
@isloooboy (1741)
• United Arab Emirates
11 May 11
You pointed towards very core issue and first of all I congratulate you on it. Parents without knowing that they are commuting a crime against their own kids trying to generate a encyclopedia oriented robot who can be fit in fast and easily in the global market instead of allow to prevail the natural resources to the children's. I will never ever try to impose anything on my child but I will let them tackle by themselves and will provide just guidance and choice will leave on them.
• Vietnam
13 May 11
Thank you, my friend. I'm too. I won't impose anything on my children. I will only provide them advices.
@masang (295)
• Philippines
13 May 11
I have two kids and I did not allow them to go to school at an early age because I noticed that the curriculum was to stressful and demanding. Play is very limited already. I did not give them pressure.
@dream_ozn (1758)
• Singapore
12 May 11
It's good to let children learn more extra things. But i believe that there should be a limit to it. It's really sad to hear that childhood no longer exist nowadays. Most children spend all their learn dancing, piano, guitar, another language that they don't have the time to study play anymore. I think parents should be more lenient on their child and let them enjoy their childhood.
• Vietnam
13 May 11
I agree with you!
• Canada
12 May 11
A true prodigy will be drawn to put effort into their talent on their own. Forcing a child to attend endless lessons may make him/her better than his/her peers who do not receive such instruction, but will not make him/her a prodigy. Languages are easier to learn at a young age, but I would not force my daughter to practice boring lessons. Rather I will try to find her a babysitter that speaks that language, and just have her interact in this language. If you force a child, he/she will likely end up hating the activity and resenting you.
• Vietnam
13 May 11
Right. This can influence negative to children.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
11 May 11
You have said very rightly parents are pushing chidren over the brink. It is a hangover from their chilhood. Whatever they could not do for any reason is their ambition for the child. Unfortunately they do not realize the stress and strain the child has to bear. At home, that is where grand parents come in. They are in a position to be impartial and advise. They with their expirience can guide. It is for the parents to accept the advice. There is no poimt in spoiling the future generation.
• Vietnam
13 May 11
You're right. They hope that their kids can make the things which they missed in past.
• United States
11 May 11
There are some parents like this and sadly it does exert way too much tension and stress on the child. I do not see a problem with some if they balance between, school, fun and extra circular activities. For example mine went to piano lessons for an hour a week. They were in sports and we did a lot of fun things, so the idea is to make sure the child is balance and can become well rounded. As for the prodigy type, besides a speed reader that my daughter is and or both of my children having wonderful grades in school, neither one was/is a prodigy nor did I intend to explore that area.
• Vietnam
13 May 11
It's a pity that children must study too much. So, they don't have enough time to play or to see friends or others. They only see their parents or grandparents at meals. I feel poor them.
@GoldenAsh (290)
• United States
13 May 11
Hello tkonlinevn, nice to meet you. Yes I have heard of this kind of education. Some parents are ready to afford really really expensive schools and even boarding schools so that heir children can be the best. I personally believe that it is good that they are trying their best to find their child's potential. He/she may be good is Chinese, Dancing, Music or maybe even athletes. But if the child cannot tolerate this stress and burden they should let go of it. I think learning should be a fun process.