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There is a mom who loves and cares for her son so much. Recently, she has noticed that her son keeps avoiding his homework. Sometimes he tells his mom that he forgets and sometimes if his mom doesn’t remind him, he will not do it. One day she decided to ask her son, “child, why do you seem to avoid your homework?”. “I just find it too difficult for me, and I am also tired after school”, replied the boy. Her child looked stressed. When seeing so, instead of encouraging her son to cope with it, the mom did the homework for him. The boy only does easy homework. Every time he says he can’t do because it’s too hard, the mom will do it for him because she can’t stand seeing him getting stressed. By continuing doing so for her son, it does not help him improve and become stronger. She has a good intention, but she does it in a wrong way. The boy has become irresponsible for his studies. Also, he easily gives in to challenging things, which are supposed to help sharpen his abilities, and he doesn’t want to get out of his comfort zone. This has become harder and harder for the mom to change him when she realizes this.

Morals of the story

We might find that doing things for a person when that person can’t do will help a problem get solved faster, but it’s not a good long-term solution. It’s a self destructive habit for that person, which causes him or her an opportunity to grow as a strong and independent person.

“If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”


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