Why are some parents fascinated by other children?We all love our children, spend our time, energy and a good part of our lives trying hard to make our children's life better.
There are some parents who are never happy with the performance of their own children. When it comes to behavior or mannerisms, they feel the neighbors or relatives child is so well behaved, has such good manners etc.
Similarly, when it comes to education or sports, they feel child X is so good at studies, that their parents have no worries or child Y is very good at sports and extra-curricular activities that their parents are very proud off etc.
While it's good to appreciate such children, they forget the impact it has on their own kids. The young minds feel let down or develop an inferiority complex that they have not been able to live up to the expectation of their parents.
I think, such practices should be avoided and instead, we need to encourage our own children in a positive manner that they become more competitive and better rather than becoming more isolated.