I’m the mother of a fourteen-year-old. I have a rule for my daughter: be among the top 5 students or get punished in one way or another. She has been doing very well in school, but some friends of mine keep telling me that I put too much pressure on her. Am I wrong?
What puzzles you is actually a puzzle for many parents in China. My idea is that it is not quite right for you to do so.
Although high grades are an important factor in evaluating syudents and their future university admission,development in wisdom,emotion,health,and life attitude school never be ignored.There are many examples around us.Some all-A student in school have turned out not to be ac successful in society as they were expected.The reason is often that the pressure from their parents alloes them almost no time for other activities.Furthermore,purishment is by no means a wise choise to help them grow up mentally and physically.
So I suggest that you take your friends’advice.More importansly,let her live like a lovely girl;let her have more friends and social activities;and let her make takes of her own as we teenagers often do.