Wednesday, March 23, 2011

48 and i am happy.

Finally, he conceded what i once told him was true. My Jovial flung his Malay subject, he scored 48 and that gave him the first red through out his entire school life.

When he broke the news to me yesterday,he asked if i was angry, i said not at all, i told him in fact i was happy that he flung. He asked me why i was happy then i told him some of the reasons that i deemed fit.

I asked him, was the result an opposite to the effort he put him, he said no. I asked him did he take for granted that his past effort was the guarantee of his future result, he agreed and finally asked him, did he think he could prove himself better in the next exam, he said yes but i cautioned him that "talk is cheap" and results always commensurate with effort one puts in.

I gave him a hug and telling him that he could prove his worth well.

P/S : Fall the 100th time, get up again " here comes the 101th"

23 comments:

  1. just encourage..never threaten kids..

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  2. wow, i must learn from you. my reaction would have been different. gotta take down notes here...

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  3. A good advice, wise and encouraging..

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  4. That's why most of my friends call me the "seow" father, or the crazy father....... or more polished saying "the unconventional dad" kekekekek

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  5. Have you watched the Singaporean Movies "I Not Stupid" and "I Not Stupid Too" ?

    It really potrays what the kids actually want from their parents - understanding, encouragement. Really worth the watch with your family and something to ponder on.

    You did it well as a father to your sons. I really respect you for that.

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  6. BM, target at least 60 and above to pass. Very hard to score. If English 60, already get A! The reason is obvious...

    Yup! Dare to fail... Nothing wrong, just get up and go on - never give up.

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  7. u're very good father! my dad last time if my grade drop to B, he will punish me ord. :(

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  8. You have got my deepest respect, "the most wonderful father on earth!" Hail!

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  9. I expect my children to improve, or at least maintaining their result and hopefully wouldn't deteriorate.

    And advice from my father when I flung my Chinese, "Do better next time and don't bring home 'red'" :)

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  10. When I have my own family, I am going to remember this story...

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  11. A lesson well and gracefully taught....

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  12. I hope I can do too, but.... I still will tell my children my certain expectation on them, especially on academy performance.

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  13. Good advice, you're the best papa your kids could ever ask for :)

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  14. yes, then only they will put in more effort to improve..that is why trial exams are more tough than the real ones..

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  15. no worries. the daddy flunked in his spelling too.

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  16. Ya fall seven times and stand up eight. He had learn a big lesson, but I'm sure he can do better after this.

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