In results-driven Singapore, parents sometimes push their children too hard or in the wrong way. Here are 4 ways you can help your child realise his or her full potential.
Every parent wishes to give their children the best in life. In Singapore, this typically translates to pushing their children to spend more time on school and homework in order to achieve better grades and land a better job in the future.
Parents here are willing to shell out good money for this, to the tune of almost $1 billion a year , on tuition for their children, despite children here already spending some of the longest hours on homework in the world.
Today, it is no longer enough to just be academically-inclined. Many parents also press their children to develop their interests in non-academic areas so that their children become good all-rounders. By doing this, it saddles children with even more training in the form of music, art or sports lessons.
While this model has produced competent workers for Singapore, it may be counterproductive in helping your children to realise their full potential. Rather than forcing your child to study or pick up skills they have no interest in, parents can choose to nurture them in ways that let their child realise his or her full potential in the areas they choose.
Here are four ways you can help your child realise his or her full potential: