A week since I last updated?? Ini tak boleh jadi..
What has happened...
Daughter no 2 got her UPSR result...she got 2As 2Bs and 1c..I asked her what results did she think she would get before this , and she did say she expected only 2As.
To me, it is important to have some sort of exam to measure where they are in respect of their colleagues. I mean, there's got to be SOME benchmark. And I don't think it's wrong to have them learn competitiveness at this tender age. And to learn that if you don't put the effort in , you won't get the results.
Having said that, I am not the parent who will push you JUST so you can get an A. BELIEVE you me, if you learn JUST for the sake of the exams, you will retain NOTHING . Better learn for the sake of actually wanting to learn. I know, schools make the subjects soo boring but thanks to TVIQ, science is actually fun now and the kids love that subject . Sara's As were in Science and English. I fully believe she could have scored an A in other subjects if she had known the subject better, or remembered the subject better on the day.
Sara of course, is dejected. I feel bad that my baby gets a taste of rejection at the age of 12, but at least I hope she now feels the drive to succeed all on her own, and in her life, in all aspects in the future, she will want to give it her best. In my ceramah to my children in the car I said, I want you to be able to tell me honestly, I gave it my best shot.
I was of course, the most lepak student of all. As long as I can pass , was, I think , my motto. Now, I wish I had tried that bit harder because, if I got where I am now by not really trying, what could I have achieved had I really tried? Maybe, nothing more because maybe, I'm really THAT average, but then, we will never know.
So, try , try your very best. And if A is a result, alhamdullillah. If A is not, then its ok, you have tried.
So many more bench marks to go , Goodness!