Alan Kazdin 's `` Why Parents Expect Too Much From Their Kids '

1497 Words Apr 21st, 2015 6 Pages
“When you have expectations you are setting yourself up for disappointment. ” Ryan Reynolds. The amount of expectations in today 's society has caused many problems. This paper will show that people should go into situations with little to none expectations high or low. Parents around the world have expectations and dreams for their children. Some want their children to be sports stars, others want their children to be brain surgeons. No matter the child, their life is full of expectations. These expectations are not only deriving from their parents, they are also coming from their friends, their church, their school, their coaches, and from society. Every person experiences the effects of expectations, sometimes it helps, and sometimes these effects can be detrimental.

First of all some parents expect too much of little children. These people think that children should be perfect. Alan Kazdin explains this very well in his article “Why Parents Expect Too Much From Their Kids”.
“It 's normal for a 2-year-old to get bent out of shape if he doesn 't get something he wants; it 's normal for a 3-year-old to lose it if there 's an unexpected change in the bedtime routine; it 's normal for a 6-year-old to fail to sustain focus on a baseball game, to pursue one fly ball with steely purpose and to let the next fall untouched in the grass because he 's daydreamin”. People think a child is older than it is, that it should be able to do more and be better than all the other…

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