Wow. I don't know the details but if the rumors I've heard are true, this isn't about encouraging your child to perform and helping them achieve their dream. This is about out-and-out abuse; verbal and emotional.
I'm sorry but the end does not justify the means.
As I said in an earlier post (under Lena); the sad fact is that those parents who read this forum, who are stage parents, won't see that what they do is wrong. It's excuses like yours that perpetuate abuse of children. And yes, it's abuse to yell at your child, belittle him or her and make him/her feel like they're nothing unless they bring the parent glory.
Posted on May 11, 2008, 7:24 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124