I'm all for doing the best you can possibly do in school, better grades and such. But I can't see why some parents literally scream at their kids for getting bad grades, or even a C, then ground them or go off at them. Hell, we're all human and not perfect at everything or the smartest in every subject. Why do some parents push their kids to their limits, forcing them to do the best they can do, then conditioning the children for future jobs THEY, the parents, want their kids to have. Never mind what the kid themselves want to do in life, it's what the parents want. Can someone explain this to me? Explain to me why a parent thinks its a great idea to condition their child for what they think is great in life, but not give a damn about what the kid wants?
I'm asking because I have a friend whose parents are currently doing this with. They want her to be a doctor, she wants to be a biomedical engineer. They don't listen and, apparently, are super controlling as to who she's with and where. Controlling to a point where we can barely talk because they know me, as a student, and think I'll rub off on her. But no, lets ignore the fact that I'm going to college to be a vet hahaha.
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I think you have a higher achieving kid if you just let them be themselves and learn on their own, thats how i was raised and im in the top 5% of my class. Its wrong to push someone like that, it just garners resentment and pushes relationships apart. Best advice i can give is try to get scholarships and finacial aid on your own so you can choose what college amd what major you're going into (advice to your friend).0