当我的孩子是差生 My Son is not Doing So Well Academically
I considered myself an unconventional parent. I like to let my kids to decide what they want, I will spent very long time to figure out what my kids love to do. And then, with their consents, I let them take the CCA they like. So, every Saturday and Sunday, my day is like sending the kids to Da Vinci Innovation lab for Pythons, robotics, Lego Mindstorms, Taekwondo, Sparring, and Badminton. The kids simply loves the activities. And I just calculated, they spent exactly 10.5 hours during weekend on these activities.
But at the same time, as a parent, I have to make sure the kids are in self-auto-pilot mode, and I kept emphasising to them how to do time management, to manage the time to study and play. Both my kids seems to do OK in the auto-pilot mode towards the classroom homework. I don’t really know and care about Math, English and Science. But I do have a very stubborn idea on them learning Chinese well. Because I always insists that a Chinese must know your Chinese root and must learn Chinese well. In this case, I will be very serious, and sometimes canning is a solution to make them understand why they need to treat Chinese seriously. If they can remember every single Pokemons and its move, I seriously think learning Chinese is nothing la.. Treat every Chinese character as a type of Pokemon. hahaha
I still insists (for almost 5 years now) a playdates with regulars best friends on Friday night. This year should be a tough year for Jay, because it is his PSLE year. So as Ash. But still, the Friday play date is the most wonderful time for Jay, Kay, Ash and Col. Because it is the Minecraft Friday night where they get to spent few hours playing Minecraft together, build things together.
So, giving my kids the HAPPY CHILDHOOD is my main objective as a parent.
This article, sort of teach me another aspect of things, and I found it useful. And I did have deep thoughts about it, and at the end, I think I will try my best to embrace some of the excellent ideas.
What I get from this article is, I want my kid to remember his kind daddy and mommy when they grow up. If you give too much pressure to your kid, that day might not come. hahaha