Do you put to much pressure on your children?
July 9, 2012 10:06pm CST
I have a very intelligent daughter. She will be in her second year of high school and takes all honors classes. She does clubs, sports and travel softball. This summer she is volunteering 3 days a week to work with inner city children and continues to do her travel team. She is extremely busy and to add to all of this she has homework to complete before she starts school this coming August. I know that she is driven to succeed,but I sometimes wonder if I am putting to much pressure on her. She knows what I expect of her and she doesn't really complain, but do you ever feel that perhaps we expect a lot or too much out of our children?
• United States
11 Jul 12
I do tend to think that there are times that we do put too much pressure on our children. However, in many situations I really feel like it is the children that are really putting the pressures on themselves. The reason that I feel like this is the case is because of the fact that children choose to be involved in extra curricular activities and they also have to do well in school. I know that when I was in high school, I was under a lot of pressure, but it wasn't because of things that my parents forced me to do.
• United States
12 Jul 12
I can see your point in that, but colleges now a days are expecting more from kids. I also think with all the technology and the internet, kids have more to worry about as well as parents. Were you able to still do well in school feeling that pressure? I want my daughter to excel, but I do not want her to feel so much pressure that she resents it.