It was eventually found out that indeed this boy did score 5As in his UPSR examination...now this really got me thinking of something else.cynically thinking. What if this boy who did not live up to his own expectation or his parents' expectation of "at least getting this number of As", what would he do then ?Would he give up on life?
Every time when I am sharing with friends who are parents about "building characters' rather then "building As" in our children,then say I am only saying just because my boys are so called "As materials"
I would surely say it again even my boys are not "As material" that "building characters" is more important than " building As".How sad it can be if we keep bombard our 12 years old that their lives will be doomed if they "don't study well" "if they don't get as many as As as possible"
I have many friends who were not "As material" but they are doing exceptionally well in life, they are smart, they are business savvy,they can take failures and they are just all right..
I am not saying that achieving straight As is of no use but to inundate our 12 years old's mind with the notion that "if you don't score As, you are no good" it is simply bad taste to say the least.
Have we ever asked our 12 years old,do they understand what they are studying or are they getting the knowledge from the teaching by the teachers.
Therefore,please do not write those "Non As" students off yet,please encourage them to strive harder,please give them hope and let them stand tall again.
If you were to google those "great people" who have altered our lives and the world,how many of them are school dropouts.......
P/S : Give them the space to find their niches....天生我才必有用