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Yes. This is the plot to many movies. Having extremely large expectations with a child can go different ways depending on the child but either way it becomes a burden. It disenchants their lives and own aspirations and dreams and goals to set them on a self-sacrificing mission to please their parents. While all parents have dreams for their children ...


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That article looks like a brief summary or something. I'm sure his actual thoughts on the subject stem much further than a single quote. Consider though - You may remember much from your childhood. It might not be too difficult to connect your current behavior to some parental behavior or environmental condition in youth. Abusive kids are probably much more ...


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Absolutely. This depends on the child, of course, as some are more interested in pleasing the parent than others; but it is not uncommon for a child to feel the weight of expectations. I would guess that nearly every child feels some happiness in meeting or exceeding parental expectations, and feels some sadness at not meeting those expectations, though ...


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This can certainly be true if the parent is what we call a "pushy parent" forcing the child to attend lessons or training in things they do not enjoy, for the purpose of meeting the parent's hopes rather than what the child wants. That said, parents with high self motivation can pass this behaviour on to their children through demonstrating such behaviour ...



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