They say it’s an Asian thing for parents to play down their children’s achievements in an attempt to humility. So when parents say their children are stupid or useless, they really don’t mean it literally.
But that’s not the case with her parents. Her parents do the total opposite – especially one parent. It is as if that parent’s mission in life is to glorify the family’s name with whatever the children has achieved, which can be misconstrued as shamelessly showing off. (It is, of course.)
It’s nice that you’re proud of what your children do, but must you sing praises and wax lyrical in front of said children? Do you know how embarrassing it is to hear your parent show you off like some tacky plastic trophy?
Really, you don’t have to shout to the world about the things your children do. Sometimes, it’s nice enough to know it yourself.
It’s nicer for the children to know that they’re not being trophycised.