Part 2 | Parenting: A Teen’s Perspective (Ep8)
“When children end up comparing themselves to other kids, they can be hurt mentally.”
“…and it ends up creating a toxic mindset which we need to then learn to overcome.”
These were some of the thoughts that were expressed by our teenaged guests, as we continued our conversation over ‘Parenting, A Teenager’s Perspective‘.
(Parenting, A Teenager’s Perspective – Part 2)
I asked if they felt their parents were comparing and I the unanimous reply was a firm, “no”.
“The environment in which we are growing up, is extremely competitive and children themselves end up comparing and pressurising themselves,” said Aadya.
In our second part of the three-series episode of of Guppuccino, our guests, who are middle schoolers and high schoolers, gave their thoughts on issues like ‘stereotypes’, their ‘real friend’, coping as a ‘third culture kid’ and much more.