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Do we put too much pressure on kids to succeed?


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Ayup_Yubecha July 18, 2012

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Yes, yet we reward failure. Trophies used to be only for champions, now everyone gets one. Academic awards used to be for the top 5-10 kids, now everyone gets something. We need to back off the awards and let success be its own reward.


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drterrill August 12, 2011

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Yes, but there is pressure to suceed in everything...work...school....relationships...etc


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Freakette June 9, 2011

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I'm just ending my last year of middle school, and by God the amount of pressure that all the parents and teachers put on the kids to represent their school, be athletic, be clean cut, etc. is so ridiculous. People need to chill out.


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Lotsateens April 15, 2011

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Absolutely. Success can be defined in many ways, but everyone seems to think it means academic and athletic achievement. Don't make your kid's being an honors student a requirement for YOUR self-esteem. Too many parents do.


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energeticmom October 1, 2010

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No. I teach them to be responsible and it all starts at home. If they understand this, they would do their best in school and that's good enough for me.


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kskksk June 24, 2010

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No. I think in a competitive world kids should learn to compete. For some students the recognition of being one of the best is very motivating.


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donnawilson June 7, 2010

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No. We don't seem to put any pressure on them. It seems that the parents take up the burden and the teachers take up the burden but little Johnny or Katie seem to relax and enjoy b/c someone else will get it done for them.


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momgia June 6, 2010

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I strongly believe that without my daughters teacher mrs. norma gonzalez collins garden elemtary she wouldn't have achieved all that she has. That teacher should her what it is to be a teacher. we will miss her but she remains in our hearts forever


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abovetheclouds June 4, 2010

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Some do too much, some don't do enough, and the rest of us are are struggling to maintain balance.


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jennifer3355 June 4, 2010

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No, Everyone wants their kids do be the greatest!




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