The goal of every parent is to raise a child that is successful, happy, and healthy. One that will do well in school and then do amazing things when they grow up. While this isn’t a bad goal by any means, and should in fact be the prerogative of any good parent, it should be said that sometimes parents might go too far with it. Especially when it comes to academics. Studies have shown that raising your child with this mindset might be detrimental to their health and performance in the long run. A child’s future and success shouldn’t be and isn’t solely determined by their academic achievements. Children need to have room to grow in all aspects of themselves, and to gain a wide balance of experience in not just academics, but at life as well. With parents focusing so heavily on their children’s academic success, the opportunity for a balanced lifestyle might just go out the window. Fixating too much on their formal education will make it hard to raise a child that is well-rounded and prepared for the future.