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I have no way of knowing whether the parents are over-protecting the child, whether you are pushing too hard, etc., etc. What I can tell you is that the most likely outcome of this tension, if it continues, is that the parents would sever the tutoring relationship. So -- what can you do to neutralize this tension? Learning works best when the learner is ...


As you have learned from your own reading, this is a common problem today, and probably results in part from the erroneous ways parents in the last few decades tried to give their children "self esteem". In the article I cite, the author discusses what they call "the inverse power of praise". A short excerpt (edited for brevity): Since Thomas could ...

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