How much free time your child has?
I notice nowadays, parent given too much pressure and also high expectation to their children.
They expect their children to be “Somebody” and with this mission in mind, they are arranging a series of tuition, talent training, extra curriculum to their children.
They might totally forgot to provide a happy childhood to their children.
Let’s their children to live happily and joyfully.
We live once in our childhood and this is important moment which will impact our life.
Sometimes when I look at my neighbor’s children, they are still in primary school, they are superb busy even though during weekend, full of planned activities.
During weekdays, they are attending for morning class, leave home at 6:30 am & reach home at 4:00 pm.
After shower, they need to attend for tuition class, follow by school homework…
They are hardly, can get any time to rest and relax, moreover to enjoy the childhood life.
During weekend, as usual they need to attend for tuition class, then follow by talent training.
Is this what the children want or the parent want?
Think about it!
I heard a story go like:
A teacher required her primary school student to write their aspiration in life.
One of her student mentioned in the essay that “He want to be a clown.”
The comment from a Chinese teacher: “ What a small aspiration! Not ambitious.”
Same situation happen in Western country, the comment from a teacher: “ How awesome! You can bring happiness to the world!”
Always remember we don’t own our children, they are not our “private limited property”.
Give them a beautiful childhood, guide them to be a Good person and instill with good virtues which can benefit to all beings.
Remember the best for them and not the best for you!