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What's better; having high expectations or having low expectations?

by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 6:23 AM
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by Member on Apr. 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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natesmom1228
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM

High

corrinacs
by on Apr. 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Hmmm, I think this question more or less depends on the child and how you plan to enforce those expectations.

In my opinion its best to have high expectations.  Speaking of your children highly, presenting them with a bit harder projects, etc builds character, problem solving skills, and thus the self esteem needed to conquer even harder problems.  At least that's how I do it :).

There is this fantastic book called "Raising an Amazing Child: the Montessori Way".  This book is about teaching your child to be independent.  I taught Caden independence since he was an infant (not through anything abusive, I promise) and now I don't worry a lick about him :).  He conquers his own tasks by himself these days.

kmrtigger
by Kandice on Apr. 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM


Quoting steelcrazy:


Quoting wakymom:

 

Quoting momof3woods:

Expect the worst, but strive for the best, that way you'll not be disappointed...

 I tend to think that way, too.

 

 

 

 

 

Me three.  lol

I agree with this as well.

auntangelofsix
by Angel on Apr. 30, 2012 at 11:36 PM
hight i guess..
BonitaM
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2012 at 11:16 AM

having low expectations - you're more likely to be pleasantly surprised and less likely to be disappointed.

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