honors and awards

Philippines
April 8, 2011 7:38pm CST
Are you conscious about your children's awards in school? For me, I used to. I used to see to it that my children always belong to top ten that's why I I always check if they are excelling or not. I help them in their assignments and projects. But when my eldest didn't make it to top ten, as if I lose interest about their honors. I sthe feeling just normal or not?
1 person likes this
3 responses
@AKRao24 (15439)
• India
9 Apr 11
Hi Dear Lingaypaculdar! I too used to be conscious like you regarding my son,as I myself was a good as a student in my school. I used to take care of in his studies and other co curricular activities! But then I soon realised that every child is having their own IQ and their own liking! Though I used to force him to study hard and get good marks, I used to feel that something is missing in him...which I could make that it is basic enthusiasm! So I think we should allow the children to grow as per their own liking and nurture their interest! I wanted by son to become a Doctor when he was a kid and today he is an Engineer! So I feel instead of loosing in the honours what the child gets in the class, if we carefully observe what the child is really interested in then I think we can do lot of justice to his/her studies and to make his/her career right from the childhood! Thanks !
@AKRao24 (15439)
• India
11 Apr 11
Thanks dear Lingaypaculdar for selecting my response as the best one!Thanks again for making my day! All The best!
@momof3kids (1903)
• Singapore
9 Apr 11
I do not know if the feeling is normal. I am not a mass educator so i cannot compare. However I think as parents we should never lose hope on our children. No matter if they are about academics or on behaviour. I think children need to know that they have someone who believes that they are good on all aspects. Expect the best and they will be the best.
@celticeagle (117919)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Apr 11
I think for some folks, just like in any relationship, we start to get into a schedule and it works and before long we are in a rut. It's not that we don't care we are just used to it all and taking it for granted that all is okay. I think all of this is normal. You can change it if you want to. It depends on the person I think.