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  • Writer's pictureAlejandro Monjarretz

Do parents stress their children even more?

Parents always want the best for their children, but maybe they are hurting instead of helping

Most parents are very strict when talking about grades. The moment they get an email from Renweb with a low quiz or test grade, they can react unexpectedly. Some may be more comprehensive but others might act irrational or aggressive.

The reality is that parents just want the best for their children. Kids don't want to get bad grades, either, and they might just do bad on a test because they didn’t understand something. It’s not that they won’t get up again and get good grades later on.

On the other hand, some parents might not notice the good grades. They might say that that's your obligation and that getting good grades is the thing that you should be doing. Kids might get affected by these fights with their parents because they feel ashamed and don't want to let them down. It’s a complicated situation that stresses both parents and children.

How do you think this kid feels about his father shouting at him? (charismamag)

I asked some classmates how their parents reacted when they got a bad grade. One classmate told me that his father was the serious one and that his mother just talked to him and explained that she didn't want him to get a bad grade. Another classmate told me that both his parents acted very aggressively and that he got grounded for a month one time. They both said they wished their parents were more understanding.

Parents should look for a way to talk with their child without starting a fight. But regardless of how they react to bad grades, they are not the enemy, either. We should put ourselves in their shoes; they just want us to go to the best university possible and have a good life, and they think our grades have a lot to do with reaching those goals. Whether or not getting good grades is the only thing that counts, that’s a topic for another article.

How would you feel if you were in your fathers place?(image taken from complete wellbeing)

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