I saw this picture of lebron’s James’s son and several thoughts rushed through my head. However the main one that settled was ppl always talk about Peer pressure but rarely mentions parental pressure. Case in point his Dad is the best basketball player in the world, society and perhaps is parents expect and probably wants him to play basketball too! How manifestly unfair this all is??
Met take stock and see how much children follow in their parents footsteps and it is a lot. The issue arises then if you are a successful at something should we as parents direct our kids in that path?We see Famous actors kids going into acting too similar to sports stars kids playing their ppl’s sports.The next thing u have is the problems arising when Parents live vicariously through their kids.The stuff they never achieved/fulfilled they impose on their kids as if it was they the parents’ choices to make.
A parent will beat a child and claim they were beaten as a child and they turned out fine right?well same concept they apply and so you have a generation of lawyers,Doctors,cops,rather than the child’s career preference,even for schools.Then yuh hear that ur great granfather,granpa and DAD went to KC so the likkle yute have to go there instead of going to a co-ed school ensuring he fraternize with girls regularly!
What are your views on this since them say Parents knows and wants what is best for their Kids.When the time comes will u allow your kid to follow their own path or will you identify what you think is best and do that?