Hi Everyone! I have a 8 yr old son , who is bright and smart at the same time very easy going . We live in a strong indian dominated commuinty where self appraisal of their own kids is a norm and fashion too... Most of the parents always tries to tell each other how bright and smart their kids are, Its a constant competition right from activity classes to the kind of dress they wear or gadget their kids have. Me and my husband are never in the habit of going and telling people about how our child is or what awards he got in school (it doesn't come to us.... though we do applaud him personally on his achievement and encourage him a lot). We don't do the lobbying thing for him. My son of-late has been feeling very bad saying his parents never praise or tell good things about him in front of others ! We did try explaining him saying it doesn't matter ..... but he says "how does XYZ mom always praises about him in parties and tells all good things about him I am at loss of words in front of him ..... Please suggest. How do i explain it to him?