How parental academic pressure backfires to children: If you're putting to much pressure on your children to do well academically, it can backfire severely and end up affecting them negatively in a number of different ways. Most parents have good intentions in pushing their kids to do well in school/college/university. Statements like ''We want the kids to have a successful life'' and ''We want them to have a stable job''. However, intense pressure may do more harm than good to children psychologically,according to experts. Being upset on their Cs and Ds is not a solution to improve their academic performance. Parental pressure on children to pursue academic success may produce children with imbalanced development. The children grow up to be intellectual giants but dwarf socially,emotionally and physically. In the end that children who have been pushed to succeed academically lives in a world of his own. In short, too much of a good thing is bad, The same goes for parental pressure on children to achieve in their studies.