Overzealous parents

Primary One registration is underway, yet again. And once more, we see the typical ‘kiasu’ Singaporean families who will insist on sending their kids to the top schools. Senior Writer Sandra Davie, in her article in The Straits Times, urged parents to look out for neighbourhood schools who do well in producing top PSLE pupils. End of the day, I believe that it is more important for parents to boost their children’s confidence in their academic ability, rather than just their academic ability. Ms Davie mentioned that the best school might not be the right school for one’s child. She urged parents to look out for schools with sound academic programmes rather. This I would agree with her. Sending your kid to the best school may not necessarily produce top results. Instead, he/she might so pressured into doing well that he/she flops. But I think that, no matter what anyone says, Singaporeans will always be Singaporeans – always believing that one’s child is an academic genius, with tuition all week round plus music lessons.

 

Read the article here:

http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/STIStory_816940.html

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