Unrealistic Expectations

“‘Our findings indicate that in a society that emphasizes academic excellence… parents may set unrealistically high expectations on their children,’ Hong said in a statement. ‘As a result, a sizeable segment of children may become fearful of making mistakes. Also… they can become disinclined to admit failures and inadequacies and seek help when needed,’ he added.”

Dissecting helicopter parenting is all the rage these days. Essentially, it seems to be a method of parenting without grace, in which there is enormous pressure for a child to always succeed but leaves them with no way to deal with mistakes and feeling afraid to confess those mistakes to their parents. Thankfully, our Heavenly Father has given us the Law to know the standard that we fall short of, but also Christ to fulfill the law for us, thus allowing us to approach God without fear when we fall short.


Source: http://www.parentherald.com/articles/52218/20160701/why-perfectionist-parenting-perfect-style-maladaptive-perfectionism-psychological-impact-kids.htm