Tuesday, October 3, 2006

Check out :"The Price of Privilege" by Madeline Levine

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Check out : "The Price of Privilege" by Madeline Levine

Oct. 2, 2006


Levine says: Why do some parents expect their children to be perfect? Some parents may think that becasue theri child can have a tutor or private instruction after class that he or she can be expected to be the best at all things! Why would anyone think that?

Levine stresses that parents should relate to their child more and get to know who he or she is. This can be crucial in our fast times; children have so much to do and sometimes in families with more than one child, one child may be largely overlooked due to the other child.Communication there fore is the key; that and creating more activities taht boht the parent and the child can enjoy.

What do you think? Let us know!





radar446 said...

From what I have seen parents today have less and less to do with their kids.  It is rare for a parent to be involved with their child's life and to know what is going one with them.  It is much more common to hear them say "At least they aren't doing drugs" in response to any criticism that may be levied towards their kids.  I'm a bit jaded, but this is where I see the family unit going to.


pharmolo said...

I am not a parent, Nat, but I think the worst a parent can do is have unrealistic expectations of their child. They should explore the potential a child has. And you can underline the word 'potential'.

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wfhbear said...

I think that children today are expected to have to much to do. They seem to be on an express train of educational experiences. How about some breathing time? My own opinion is that children today should be focusing on homework and family during the week. I would rather see them eating dinner as a family, doing homework as a family, and watching TV as a family than running around the town to all these different activities every day after school with no nuclear family orientation. My Regards, Bill.

springangel235 said...

I agree 100 % with Madeline Levine...spending quality time with the children is much more productive...that's what we do in this house.
hugs and love,