I am not sure does it applies to all parents but to us, it's really a big challenge to teach our own kids. Especially when it comes to academic guidance. Just for a P1 curriculum, we find that its way too advance and wordy for them to comprehend. Otherwise, is that both of my hubby and I underestimate the Singapore Education System. The curriculum that we are teaching our son today is what we are suppose to learn at P3-P4 level. It doesn't help when the P1 boy is not paying attention much and having the silent "strike" in him to not do his work. When the teacher returned the semester worksheets to us, we almost have a shock! Our boy's work have slipped to below expectation. It makes us think, if the change of form teacher, does it affect the child's school life as well? He was once a confident, obedient boy in the first half. Now, he is more careless, inattentive, child who lies about his school homework. No amount of disappointment can bring back the child's progress. Even when I teach him, I felt like vomiting blood. No kidding. Exasperated when he doesn't take the school work seriously. He tends to complete one sum in 3 mins, which can be done in half a min. At our wits ends' about educating this boy. I am afraid of the little sister of him going to take after his laziness and therefore, starts to drill her on her attention span with academic as well as attitude towards school. Wish this trying phase goes pass soon.
National Day 2012
Honestly, have not felt so belonged in ages. Today, we are all anticipating if we will see Lee Kuan Yew attending the NDP2012. The day went on quite uneventfully, as we were out to my in-law's place to pick up my fil. We headed to visit my grandma-in-law, who stays in the old folks home. After the visitation, we went back to in-law's place where we visit our mil whom we have not visit for long. Bad of us to not visit frequently. Good to see that in-laws are well but as they aged, we see the time spent with them lesser, makes our heartaches too. I felt the need to spend more time with them. We went home around noon and get changed. intended to do another outdoor activities but end up, another lazy afternoon spent at my mom's place, eating our hearts out. Deserts and lunch kinda makes me feel I've brought back all the weight which i have tried to shed this 2 weeks.....urrrgh. Last venue before we head back home, Lower Seletar Reservoir for the kids to play bubbles. Breezy and sunny. So, back to the anticipation of seeing MM Lee at NDP2012. We were eagerly seated infront of the TV, kids were chanting when the pledge is coming up. Finally, when we saw that MM Lee came onto Screen, the crowd had the roaring cheers! It goes to show that he is deeply respected in Singapore, regardless of what the Social Media, Anti-PAP folks are spouting about his "Dynasty". Without him, we would not have a place where we call home.
I love Singapore as this is my HOME!
Blessed National Day!