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Are Indian parents more harsh on their children when it comes to studies, many a time not fully understanding that each child has his/her own talent, aptitude and not realising that times have changed & more options are available ?

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Asked by Cartoon Network, 10 Jun '10 01:32 pm
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Yes we can find this in our daily lives in our own experience as well as with friends and people around us. All parents are only focussed on academics and marks, but this is necessary for higher education and other needs, But lets understand one thing students who get above 90% get in to good higher education but those who score 60-70% are not poor in intelligence or abilites - probably they fit in different sectors or avenues and may shine too. Though we cannot leave out education and go to extreme, we must have it as an important part of the portfolio among other activities. For insance I have not seen parents encouraging activities like sports, music, NCC, drama, talent competitions, etc. Im sure not all these students are going to become engineers, software pros, doctors, accountants and lawyers - even if majority of them get in to these invariably they will find it less exciting and quit after a point and pursue something else. And more over its always good to have 2-3 skills in a ...more
Answered by NASAman, 10 Jun '10 01:47 pm

 
  
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An intelligent question and totally relevant to the present day Indian context.
Its unfortunate that most parents force a subject or a stream on the child....
without any considerance of aptitude...and just because its more paying...
resulting in more pressure and occasionally failure on the part of the student ...
to live upto their expectations....resulting in depression...frustration...and in cases suicide.
I totally agree with this issue raised and think that times have changed and more options being available....the parents should look into aptitude first and behave more like genuine counsellors.
Answered by prasoon, 15 May '12 12:24 pm

 
  
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Parents have changed with the time. Children care too hoot for their parents view.
Answered by MrinalKant Chatterjee, 05 Jul '10 10:23 am

 
  
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I think reality shows help a lot to change the attitude of parents,they are becoming more aware of their Kids' talents and interests.teachers can also help Children to realise and develope their skills.at the time of admission,it will be good if the school authorities can conduct an aptitude test,in any field, for each student.
Answered by magi, 10 Jun '10 02:27 pm

 
  
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May b more worried,,, not harsh
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 10 Jun '10 01:42 pm

 
  
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Yes because in countries like America parents hardly cares for their children and if they do they are arrested by law. ya, sometimes parents don't understand their child's expectations... they just want a name in society which leads to suicide cases...it's really very sad. remember it when u r a parent.
Answered by mani nayyar, 10 Jun '10 01:36 pm

 
  
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