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How much should parents push kids?

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Parents today believe that their children need to stand out from the crowd in this highly competitive world. There is nothing wrong in wanting the best to unleash the highest potential in the next generation. If we are not careful, we can create excessive pressure as ‘helicopter parents’ hovering over them in so many areas: academia, sports, performing arts ... and even imposing cultural traditions. Just like in Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom by Amy Chua. We can also go to the other extreme and become free-range parents with our offspring dictating the boundaries of their existence. That would not work, either.   How much should we push our kids?   We need to find a balance where we can inspire our children to be motivated from the inside out. Each child is different. Read your child. Observe them and you will understand what makes them tick. Some chi...(sign-up as a member to continue reading this article)

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