Latest CNNGo.com "Say What? with mrbrown" column: Dreading the school holidays? You're not alone
The school holidays are upon us again. For four weeks in June, kids get to go on vacations, play with friends, and drive their parents batty.
And come mid-November, they get to do it all over again for six weeks.
The school holiday season stresses many Singapore parents out. Shall we take the kids to a holiday? Or is it too expensive in these economic times of cautious optimism?
Perhaps we should look into school elective programs? Say, swimming, or music appreciation, or 11th century European Medieval History for Seven-Year-Olds? But will that take up time meant for our kids to find themselves?
Shall we sign them up for enrichment classes that strive to stimulate their hidden genius gene and turn them into little Einsteins? Or is that pushing them too hard? If the genius-level enrichment classes seem a bit ambitious, maybe aim lower, like Somewhat Clever? (cont'd)