Hello, I’m BACK!!!
I can’t believe time flew by just like that – the last time I wrote and posted here was a year ago. As the Chinese saying goes, 岁月不留人 (time waits for no man). 😔 Anyway, that’s precisely why NO minute should be wasted thinking and feeling like we have not been doing a good job parenting kids!
As a figment of my imagination, parenting is instinctive and should stay that way. However, my gut feel tells me that parenting in sunny Singapore requires more than just intuition. If I take audit of my parenting style, a large part of the relationship I share with my kids is based on humour and the sole idea of allowing them the “space to grow up”. As such, afterschool activities include things like binge-watching Youtube videos and clocking time to make up “44 hours gaming time per week”. 🤭 They are kids after all right?
Reality in Singapore tells me that parenting means doing the hard things like incessant nagging and wrecking my brains over how to strategise studying! All for the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE)! The “make or break” national exams which all mainstream school-going 12 year old kids PLUS parents of varying post school-going ages in Singapore have to partake. Now I understand what it means to be 陪读妈妈 because it is more or less what I have been busying myself with for the past year, on top of working at my banking job. 😶
Anyway, as a form of inaurugation into this phase of my parenting journey in sunny Singapore, I have decided to resurrect this blog and embark “The PSLE Series” to celebrate whatever is worth or left celebrating and hopefully not lose sight of the big picture. Do tune in!
Hope this post inspires you in one way or another! Give a LIKE or SHARE this page if it did so I’ll know to share more anecdotes like this. 😊