Motherhood: Signs You’re Pushing Your Child Too Hard and Too Far

kid queenBy: Krystle Crossman

As parents we all want our children to succeed and live out their dreams in life. Some parents take it too far and push their child too hard. This can lead to resentment from the child, a breakdown in the relationship, and even a break down in the parent’s marriage. Here are some signs according to Dr. Phil that you are pushing your child too far:

1. Your marriage is strained – You are spending so much time and money on making sure that your child is getting to live out their dream that you are neglecting your spouse and possibly even the bills. This will lead to a lot of fighting and could eventually end in divorce if the behavior continues.

2. Superficial world – The world is superficial enough but when you spend all of your time worrying about your child’s hair, make-up, and clothes you begin to force superficial ideals onto them. They will think that they are not good enough because you are always trying to improve their appearance.

3. Your dreams – Think about what it is you are pushing for. Is this something that your child wants or is it something that you really want and are willing to ignore the fact that your child is unhappy to obtain the goal? Some parents feel they have unfinished business or dreams and they often force their child into reliving those dreams for them. This way it is almost like they have finally been able to do what they never got to

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