Pushing Your Child Too Hard: A Serious Problem?
The very real dangers of pushing kids too hard are not only discussed in books or articles, but they have been mentioned in many movies and TV shows. In fact, there are several episodes of “My So Called Life” where one character pushes her kid so hard that she ends up dropping out of school. Another episode was called “I’m Not a Bad Parent” which had a father who pushed his daughter so hard that she ended up getting pregnant. These stories are just a few examples of how children have suffered because of pushy parents.
What’s Wrong With Pushy Parents?
In some cases, pushing your child too hard may cause him to become mentally retarded (or even worse). There is no doubt that pushing your child too much will make them suffer from depression and anxiety. If you push your child too hard, it might result in them becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Parents who push their children too hard may also end up hurting themselves. They may develop physical problems such as asthma, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other diseases. Some parents don’t realize that pushing their children too hard can lead to mental health issues like depression and anxiety. It can also cause their children to become suicidal.
Is Pushing Your Child Too Hard More Common In America?
The simple answer is yes. It’s true that other parts of the world where parents push their children too hard exist, but it seems to be more common in America. In some countries, it’s common for a parent to pressure their kids to get a good education and to succeed in life, but most parents don’t cross the line and push them too hard.
The problem with pushy parents is that they don’t know when to stop. Some parents don’t realize when they are hurting their kids, which can cause them to become suicidal. Other pushy parents don’t care if they hurt their children. All they care about is making their kids become successful, no matter what.
As long as their child becomes successful, that’s all that matters to them.
How Can We Stop Pushy Parents?
The only way we can stop pushy parents is by educating them. They need to learn that pressuring their children too much can cause serious issues. In addition, they need to learn that their children are human beings with feelings. It’s possible that some parents don’t see their kids as human beings because they want to see them succeed in life. Some just care about how their children can benefit them in life.
Sources & references used in this article:
The overprotected kid by H Rosin – The Atlantic, 2014 – isenz.com
The schools our children deserve: moving beyond traditional classrooms and” tougher standards” by A Kohn – 1999 – books.google.com
” A good mother got to fight for her kids”: Maternal management strategies in a high-risk, African-American neighborhood by A Rosenfeld, N Wise, R Coles – 2000 – Macmillan
A generation at risk: Growing up in an era of family upheaval by M Ungar – 2009 – McClelland & Stewart
Risk and responsibility by RL Jarrett, SR Jefferson – Journal of Children and Poverty, 2003 – Taylor & Francis