Children want their parents to be proud of them and when kids feel they don't live up to their parents' expectations, they feel miserably about themselves.
As parents, we want what's best for our kids, but we sometimes hinder their progress because our perceptions of what is "best" for our children is sometimes not at all in line with what our kids think is best for themselves. We can guide them down the paths we have paved for them, but we have to understand that at some point, maybe long before they were born, their own inner spirit created a path for them that we have neglected to notice.
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