If I were to grow up in this era, I would definitely freak out. True, kids these days are spoiled and pampered with various gadgets and whatnot, but in my humble opinion, kids these days have less time to enjoy their lives in comparison to the times when I was growing up. I feel that kids these days are not really given a chance to be creative and make mistakes.
When I was growing, I was not expected to over-achieve. I was only expected to do well in school and get reasonably good result and not be at the bottom of the class.My parents don’t expect me to be a straight A student back then, but they do expect me to not create trouble in school and they also expect me to be reasonably obedient.
But kids these days must are different. They must be a straight A student and their time is occupied going for extra classes or enrichment classes. If they don’t get good results, parents will chide them instead of telling them that it’s all right and getting bad results is not exactly the end of the world and they should work harder to improvise themselves next time.
I wonder…since parents always make their children achieve more and put more values to their children’s academical achievements than anything else and refuse to allow any mistakes, how do these ‘over-achieving’ children learn how to deal with failures?
Cleffairy: If you never know how it’s like to fall down, how do you exactly learn how it’s like to hurt yourself and make effort to get back up?