As parents, all we want in life is to see our kids flourish and be happy. However, as a high achiever yourself, you might project greater expectations on to your offspring, expectations that they may not be able to live up to.
Because who wants to live in the shadow of super successful parents? You not only have their expectations to deal with but other people’s too, plus, as they have already found the ‘key’ to living well, you can quickly find yourself boxed in to following their example and never truly be able to express yourself in your own unique way. (Facebook cover image: Graham Richardson)
Image credits: Fabrice Florin (not the actual photo)
Spare a thought for this poor boy, the son of two Ph.D.’s, one of them a mom who knows the education system inside out. Turns out, instead of being a boy genius, he has a learning disability and needs some extra care. Think that mom is accepting that? Hell no! Educated though she may be, she is unable to accept facts and has a serious case of living in denial. The story, told on the subreddit r/MaliciousCompliance, shows just how far some parents will go to manipulate reality to suit their own dangerous fantasies, as well as a little ingenuity from the teacher, who managed to bring the whole facade crashing down.
Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!