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It's healthy and normal to want to bring out the best in your child, but sometimes, parents place too much pressure on their kids and this is when the trouble begins.
Living up to a parent's high expectations can cause needless anxiety, frustration and stress, which may lead to resentment and rebellion. Sometimes, a child simply will give up because the pressure to achieve is too much to handle.
Setting high expectations for our children isn't necessarily a bad thing. Parents want their children to succeed, but when they get overly involved and set seemingly unachievable goals, your child may not be able to live up to these expectations. The result: your child can have nightmares, seek out underachieving friends, turn to drugs or even harm themselves.