Today I went in to collect my children’s report cards and even though they did very well, I couldn’t help but reminisce a bit about what it felt like to be the one whose report was being turned in. Oh! What pressure. Thinking did I do well? Math? English? It’s heart wrenching.
It can be a really hard time for children. So when someone sent me this today as a broadcast (I don’t know what made me read it because I’m usually not broadcast friendly )
I loved it so much I knew I had to put it up.
Hope it speaks to you like it did me. It made so much sense because my kids are so different. Dassah is the bold can do while Vida is the gentle with quiet strength type. Dassah walked fast, talked fast, could read early while Vida on the other hand took her time and will do nothing till she’s ready. Dassah makes friends easily, Vida enjoys her own company and takes her time to decide if you are worth knowing. So I’m definitely dealing with total opposites.
Imagine comparing them. How unfair to expect them to be the he same.
The exams are over or almost over and school is almost out for the 2016 academic year.
Your children will bring reports home this week. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.
What’s the meaning of “doing well?”
Please do remember, amongst the children who sat for the exams, is an Artist, who doesn’t need to understand Maths.
If your child does get top marks then great. But, if he or she doesn’t, please don’t take away their self- confidence and dignity from them.
Tell them it’s ok, it was just an exam. They are cut out for much bigger things in life.
Tell them, no matter what they score, you love them and will not judge them.
Please do this and if you do, watch your children conquer the world. One exam or a 90% marks won’t take away their dreams and talent.
And please do not think that doctors and engineers are the only happy people in the world.
Be happy for them when they come home with those reports this week.
So let’s enjoy every moment and every stage. Before you know it they are all grown up and then it’s too late. Don’t worry about that report card let’s enjoy Christmas today 😁
Back in a bit