The latest edition of St John’s Grammar School’s Learning Early Series addresses the common and often stress-inducing habit among parents of comparing their child with others.

The advice offered in this edition is that parents should embrace their child’s individuality and understand why intrinsic motivation is so important in their child’s development.

Parents of very young children can be forgiven for comparing their child’s development with his or her peers. Society places great pressure on both parents and children to succeed in a fast-moving world.

But as Jodie Benveniste discusses in this episode, there are ways for parents to recognise and embrace their child’s development.

Have you ever found yourself comparing your child with others?

  1. April 17, 2014 at 11:03 pm,

    MoM Rewards: mariel has a ruby MoM rewards level mariel said:

    I think it’s ok to compare

  2. kylesnova

    April 14, 2014 at 9:44 pm,

    MoM Rewards: kylesnova has a diamond MoM rewards level kylesnova said:

    Each of my kids are unique individuals, sometimes it’s tempting to compare them to others but then I remember I just want them to be the best that they can be, not somebody else’s best. <3

  3. haldem337

    March 31, 2014 at 11:08 pm,

    MoM Rewards: haldem337 has a diamond MoM rewards level haldem337 said:

    No. And I don’t want to ever fall into that awful habit. Every child is unique and special in their own way.

  4. alioop

    March 25, 2014 at 4:46 pm,

    MoM Rewards: alioop has a diamond MoM rewards level alioop said:

    Each child is unique snd has different strengths and weaknesses

  5. mummy liana

    March 22, 2014 at 11:45 pm,

    MoM Rewards: mummy liana has a diamond MoM rewards level mummy liana said:

    thanks for sharing was a good read

  6. jenny9761

    March 02, 2014 at 4:35 pm,

    MoM Rewards: jenny9761 has a diamond MoM rewards level jenny9761 said:

    It is difficult not to compare but I just have to be happy healthy kids

  7. mummy liana

    March 01, 2014 at 7:03 pm,

    MoM Rewards: mummy liana has a diamond MoM rewards level mummy liana said:

    thanks for sharing was a great read

  8. angel_mon

    February 07, 2014 at 1:01 am,

    MoM Rewards: angel_mon has a diamond MoM rewards level angel_mon said:

    Unfortunately society pressures parents to do this, children must fit a mould or they are “delayed” in something according to the experts

  9. yyon4699

    January 31, 2014 at 3:17 pm,

    MoM Rewards: yyon4699 has a diamond MoM rewards level yyon4699 said:

    thank you for the useful info

  10. ilees68

    January 28, 2014 at 1:36 pm,

    MoM Rewards: ilees68 has a diamond MoM rewards level ilees68 said:

    I try not to .

  11. truman

    January 22, 2014 at 8:34 am,

    MoM Rewards: truman has a diamond MoM rewards level truman said:

    We all are guilty of doing this at some point as parents. We all want the best for our children and if they need help in any areas we want to see the signs early to help them with the development. This blog really gets you thinking.

  12. ljsalomon

    January 12, 2014 at 10:27 am,

    MoM Rewards: ljsalomon has a diamond MoM rewards level ljsalomon said:

    Is is easy to do – when you see a child the same age as your own doing well at something you start to wonder why your child isn’t doing the same.

  13. stacey_max

    January 06, 2014 at 2:06 pm,

    MoM Rewards: stacey_max has a diamond MoM rewards level stacey_max said:

    People should just be healthy that their kids are healthy!

  14. tobysmummy

    January 04, 2014 at 1:47 pm,

    MoM Rewards: tobysmummy has a diamond MoM rewards level tobysmummy said:

    Parents start comparing their kids so early!

  15. January 02, 2014 at 1:41 pm,

    MoM Rewards: memo has a diamond MoM rewards level memo said:

    its okay to compare so you know how your child is going and the areas that they need help with, however all children achive at different rates.

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