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Why You Should Never Compare Your Children

Megha Grover

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Why You Should Never Compare Your Children

Parents often feel compelled to compare their own children to other people's children.A minor degree of comparison is fine because that's normal, human behaviour. As long as it's observational as opposed to judgmental. But.But if parents are constantly doing it - looking unfavorably either at other people's children, or their own children - then that's damaging. A mother shares her perspective.


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Archana Saravanan

| Aug 06, 2016

True words.. useful..

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Ramya Manala

| Aug 06, 2016

thanks... and nice information....

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Puja

| Aug 06, 2016

great information

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rachitha esha

| Aug 06, 2016

really a good information

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Kavitha

| Aug 06, 2016

very informative. Thanks for sharing.

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Rucha Kshirsagar

| Feb 18, 2016

That is true! We should never compare two kids. Even my two kids have different likings.. one is talketive abd the other one is quite. Elder one is eXpressive she wants to tell me constantly something and the other wants to observe her. We should focus on the important factors which are beneficial for both..

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meghanalagali

| Oct 06, 2015

nice 1.... thanks

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rekha

| Sep 24, 2015

Thank you for information, I think we should all stop doing these stupid things.

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Shivani sethi

| Sep 19, 2015

Very well said.... I really like the information shared in this post.... Thankyou

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Anucampa

| Sep 07, 2015

True.... a lot of people need to stop doing this.

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Anita Joshi

| Aug 15, 2015

Good one .. True.. Its really difficult to stop ourselves from falling prey to Competitive society.. for me my son progressing in a good way is more important than where he stands relative to other kids of his class..

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Madhurima Das

| Aug 14, 2015

Thanks to each of you. Am glad you liked the post.

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Sushuma

| Aug 14, 2015

Yes

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Gargi Asutosh Vyas

| Aug 13, 2015

Thanks for sharing such things... coz parents need to know this.. and I am sailing in the boat...

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Madhurima Das

| Aug 13, 2015

That is a wonderful tip Namrata.

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Madhurima Das

| Aug 13, 2015

Thanks Supreeta

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Madhurima Das

| Aug 13, 2015

Thanks Supreeta

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Madhurima Das

| Aug 13, 2015

Thanks Rhituparna. Truly mentioned , easier said than done, the comparison between 2 children stems from inherent insecurities of a parent. The society we live in fosters a fiercely competitive environment that we all fall preys to. I try and condition my mind to stop comparing once I highlight on my son's strengths that is rare to find.

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supreeta

| Aug 12, 2015

well said

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Namrata

| Aug 12, 2015

I always try to compare my child with his previous behavior or milestone to see his own growth. I avoid comparing him with other children!!

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Rhituparna Mitra

| Aug 12, 2015

Well said Madhurima! Though easier said than done, the art of judging the child by his/her own parameters is important for a happy parenting experience. I feel, as parents, we often lack knowledge on what are the expected milestones in reality, so compare with other children of the same age ending up in a valueless baseline study... When my daughter was teething late (after a year), I ended up sharing my concern with a stranger having a child of similar age and she said, "Have you seen a child of 5 years without teeth? So they will come when they have to.. " :-))

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