darter79, on 11 November 2018 - 08:51 PM, said:
Most of us here have been around junior golf for a while and there is aways those people. I myself have only been around for a short time only about 18 months if that. I always find my self asking why do people lie about things all the time. I know this one person who faked a scorecard to make people think he mighty 6 year old shot a score she didn't. Some want to lie about how far they hit the ball or how fast they swing. If your swing 95 and hitting 230 on short courses no way you should be shooting upper 80s and 90s unless your short game is good. So stop lying everyone. Be honest about where you kid really is no one gonna think less of you if your kid isn't the next Tiger or the next Lexi.
Really getting old.....
Our kids were taught to have high and noble goals, that everyone could achieve the goals. That they are the Princess and the Prince whom will never grow up and everyone have to bend to serve them.
Guess what ? Those kids had grown up and had their own kids now. Instead of encouraging their kids and comfort them to learn from the failure, they mask the truth and took the easy way out by lying. What would that kind of life lesson
teach their kids ?
Same as many of the high school graduate proudly announcing their plan of going to Pre-Med program and this and that. Never heard from them after their sophomore year. If the kids are not smart enough to know the challenge and the competition these days, the parents need to help them by facing the reality, then make up a plan to plot out the map to get to where they want to be later
One of my neighbor said it all, she doesn't wish to be young again because the stress of growing up these day is much heavier than when she was young. True, we're facing the global competition these days instead of regional. However, growing up is stressful, no matter when or where.
If kids could get proper help to make them understand to pick and chose the route for their own map of success, they'll be fine. Not knowing or not knowing the truth will increase the anxiety and stress.
Adults lying and masking the truth to their kids is really like giving candy to a diabetic patient. They took the easy way out.
Not everyone need to be a Doctor or computer guru, nor would everyone be happy being one. Roll modeling or job shadowing will give the youngster a clear picture of reality.
My wish for my own kids were simple as they'll find something they love to do and do what they love, then everything should take care of itself with a goal and map to get there.
Showing kids lying and masking the truth is dumb, kids are smart enough to tell the difference. The lesson these adult gave will do more damage than just a golf lesson. They will probably ruin the life of the youngster.
Edited by wkuo3, 12 November 2018 - 10:10 AM.