EDITORâ€”Many parents might disagree with the view that parents and teachers should pressure children to work hard.
They prefer them to develop at their own pace but in a country like ours, that is very dangerous.
Children do not know enough.
Believe me, that is what being a child is all about. They need to be pushed hardâ€”for their own good.
That is what being a teacher and a parent is all about.
We should get over the ludicrous notion that children are very fragile and cannot handle disappointment.
If we shelter them from the realities of life with real-world consequences today in the interest of letting them â€œdevelop at their own paceâ€, we will cause them irreparable damage in the long run!
It is through dealing with lifeâ€™s ups and downs, the struggles of everyday living, and yes, even a bit of adversity that they will mature into adults capable of taking care of themselves and becoming productive members of society.
Pampering them is counter-productive and will eventually put them in problems when they are on their own.
Kiddu J. Ssali
Itâ€™s wrong to pamper kids