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I'm right handed and I write from bottom to top... I'm 17 now and my high school teachers just noticed but it's too hard to start from top down it's just so much easier the other way but I've never had any problems with anything so far


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I'll share two related experiences. I was brought up by tiger parents, or chronically disapproving parents in a different cultural framework. In some respects it was torture but no pain, no gain. If this hadn't happened I may have grown up a more 'normal' person and I may have been happier but I probably would have been less successful. Is the added success ...


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I'm a "tiger parent" to one of my daughters, but not to the other one. Here's my take. My oldest daughter does multiplication and division since age 3, she's now eight and does simple calculus. She loves science, especially physics, and since she knew that science would tell her how fast she must ride her bicycle before jumping the curve in order to have ...


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There was, recently, a This American Life Podcast addressing a similar situation that you may be interested in listening to. * SPOILER ALERT for that Episode * In that episode one of the students ends up going to class at a privileged school but he can't afford the books so he falls behind in class: I didn't do the homework, so I'm going now into a ...


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So how should I communicate with those [who push their children to their limits]? You talk to them the way you would talk to any other parent. Respect their decisions and parenting style, try to learn from them, and share your concerns about their children with them. Try to avoid placing blame on the parents or their parenting style, that will often ...


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I tried talking to them but most of them are not open-minded You're being equally, if not more, closed minded. You have your method of parenting and see it as better as theirs. It's not your place to tell other how to raise their children. Let them be. They don't walk up to you telling you to place your child in large numbers of extracurriculars, do ...


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Assuming your opinion is the only right one is not really a sign of open-mindedness. There's no way you can say with certainty what way is better and, most likely, the best way actually lies somewhere in between - leaving some freedom and forcing some extracurriculars. Your children do go to school, don't they? They would have even more childhood if they ...


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To rephrase the question you're saying you have a conflicting view with other parents on how their children should be raised and feel it's your place to pass judgement upon them or to change their ways somehow. It is not your place to do either, don't even try. Talk to them about how happy your child is, ask them about decisions they've made and look for ...


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I grew up relatively poor and went to one of the worst high schools in my city, with a large minority population. I didn't realize it at the time, because I enjoyed the essence of white privilege, which is that it didn't occur to anyone to tell me my economic and educational circumstances would hold me back. My advice is to act like you belong, because you ...



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