by Clementina Kongslund
My children are small yet, only 4 and 6 years old but I’m trying to prepare myself for later. And to prepare them. I’m watching closely what they would like to do more. My 6-year-old daughter likes very much to play with Lego, does some programming/robotics with my husband, likes puzzles and she is very quiet. She also likes gymnastics. The 4-year-old one likes to play with the dolls, organizes tea parties, likes to sing and dance and she talks a lot. I mean A LOT.
I am very aware that they will have different paths in life and I am positive that they won’t excel at the same subjects. In the same time, I am not after them to excel at all subjects. I really prefer them to have their favourite subjects, to learn with passion and be the best.
I am glad I’m not the only one. I read this on facebook, as a friend’s post and thought I’d share it here.
A School principal in Singapore sent this letter to the parents before the exams:
The exams of your children are to start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.
But, please do remember, amongst the students, who will be sitting for the exams, there is an artist, who doesn’t need to understand Maths.
There is an entrepreneur, who doesn’t care about History or English literature.
There’s a musician, whose Chemistry marks won’t matter.
There’s a sportsperson, whose physical fitness is more important than Physics..like Schooling
If your child does get top marks, that’s great! But, if he or she doesn’t, please don’t take away their self-confidence and dignity from them.
Tell them it’s OK, it’s just an exam! They are cut out for much bigger things in life.
Tell them, no matter what they score, you love them and will not judge them.
Please do this, and when you do, watch your children conquer the world. One exam or a low mark won’t take away their dreams and talent.
And please, do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people in the world.
With Warm Regards,