- Miguel Cabral de Pinho
Medical doctor, International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA)
What would be the effect on children and young people of a better merger between the current available resources and more coach parents?
The talk from Hector Ruiz addresses mainly a different subject, but the thing that I liked the most about it was his reference to the education that their parents gave him. Always trying to push him to do better.
And that looked great to me, because I feel, with greater and greater certainty, that the direct contribution that parents are having to the education of their children is becoming less and less positive/significant.
I mean, on one hand, our children and youth are growing in an unprecedented way because of all the current connectivity of social media and the internet, but I think that the direct contribution of parents is decreasing in terms of importance and significance. They are becoming more of a services provider rather than a coach or tutor as it was more frequent in the past, I believe.
And I'm in no way judging it, specially under the current social culture that pushes parents to work long hours and not having the time that they would like with their children, in order to be able to provide them with the best opportunities. Besides, I'm not even a parent myself so I'm no one to judge anyone on this.
But I wonder, what would be the effect on children and young people of a better merger between the current available resources and more coach parents?