I enjoyed studying Psychology as an A/Level. It was deeply fascinating - but when it came to the exam, we were told about a formula that guaranteed a pass mark. It was the formula of how to construct an argument. You have to make a statement. You have to use evidence. You have to conclude this statement. Then start a new paragraph and do the same.
It was pretty cool, because this formula allowed me to get an A in my overall A Level. I was thrilled!
Anyway, although I didn't pursue Psychology study further, or use it in my career, from time to time, I like to read magazines like Psychology Today and it often certain statements, research, evidence or conclusions stand out to me because of people or situations I've come across. Here's a quote I came across today and I feel like this is something so many parents make the mistake of doing with their children:
Parents who raise narcissists, Ludden says, "present to their kids a world where everything is a competition: There are winners and losers and you've got to be a winner." A healthier approach would be to teach children that "they don't have to be the best, just the best that they can be."
This is especially apparent in Indian/Pakistani cultures as I have witnessed this in many relatives/friends circles - they love to compare kids to other kids in their families, as though it is a race to the finishing line. Jeeeeeeeeez. Just calm downnnn. :)