Parents are generally in masked competition with other parents. They measure their success as parents by the yardstick of how many skills the child knows as compared to other children, resulting in enrolling him in every possible coaching class. But the temptation to be called a super mom or a super dad costs the child dearly.
Natural abilities are killed: If all the time the child is spending in coaching classes for dance, singing, coloring, mental ability, where is the time to stop and think, or observe and analyze? This will only take away from the child the opportunity to discover his innate qualities and excel in the area he is inclined to.
Stress takes away the charm: You may think you are planning well for your child’s successful life but this kind of pressure will leave your child stressed out and unhappy. Deep down, he may always blame you for not letting him become what he wanted to be.
Originality is marred: A child accustomed to be coached for everything, can never generate ideas
of his own. He’ll never question the status quo. Which means, he’ll always be a follower and never
Life is the real coach: Confidence, communication skills, decision-making, problem solving – all these life skills must for success are acquired not with coaching but by living life to the full. Give your child the freedom and time to think, move, speak, do little things that may seem a waste of time for you but will prove to be invaluable for his growth.
Childhood is over before time: With those back to back coaching classes, where is the time left for the child to play in the park, to get wet in the rain with the friends, to read stories in bed. Let your child enjoy the golden days of childhood so that the child in him lives forever.