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1, Aug 14, 2012

Don’t add insult to injury

Filed under: Emotional Intelligence — admin @ 12:42 am

When a child did not do well in a test, he/she already feels bad about it. The last thing that a parent should do is to add insult to injury by whipping out more lectures on the already beaten one.

“I told you to work hard, to over-prepare for the test. You wouldn’t listen. See that’s the result for not listening to me. Now you must admit that I am right.”

Such parent forces the child to suck in both his bad test result and the fact that he was wrong and his parent was right, and much more.

Really, there is no need for vindication or confirmation when the child is already suffering from the bad test score and already knows his defeat, unless the parent’s sole purpose is to prove that he is right?

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