In this era, parents usually set extremely high expectations for their children. Children are expected to not just be great, but to be genuises. This might be the exact reason why the best selling bookshelves are stocked with books that revolve around how to raise an exceptional child. However, Dr. Tum and Dr. Koy, specialists on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, are going against this mainstream ideology. Having acquired first hand experience on caring for children with mental disorders, as well as having their own experiences raising children of their own, they reveal that with high expectations and constant comparisons also brings unhappiness. The secret in raising accent children in this highly distorted world… might just be to raise them as ordinaries.
– Dr. Tum is a tenured professor at the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. While, Dr. Koy is a freelance child and adolescent psychiatrist in Chiang Mai.
– Frequent speakers on parenting.
– They manage a Facebook Page called Raise an Child to be Ordinary, which offers counseling on how to raise a relatively happy child. The page has received over 140,000 likes.
– They wrote a pocket book entitled Raise a Child to Be Ordinary.