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Postby jannalin » Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:50 am

Hey, you are aware that i'm using SMS text....it's common in other forums so i really didn't know it's so offending here. Guess i don't fit in this forum at all....i'm trying to clarify yet it seemed like i'm the kiasu parent that needs to face the reprimanding.

Anyway, this will be my last posting. It's not uplifting at all and by the way, i'm having a bad flu so really not in the mood to re-read carefully what i'd typed. So sorry if the bad English upsets you.

Just want to emphasize that we should treat each other's view with respect and to speak to each other with kind words. Just like Mad Scientist said the good values we instill in our kids are important and it applies to us all. Life is short, we need not stress our children and we also should not stress each other too.

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Postby Mad Scientist » Wed, 13 Oct 2010 12:55 pm

Fair comment , jannalin. Would not want to put you under more duress as you are under the weather now.

Rest well and we will discuss this further once you are up and running if you wishes to go in depth on this matter
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different views same concern

Postby cherish123 » Sat, 18 Dec 2010 1:55 am

Hi all I am new here.

Just wondering why some of you seem so bent on slamming Jannalin for sharing her views? You may not agree with her but she's just sharing what works for her, from the perspective of the demands of local education.

To discuss the main reason behind some 'kiasu' behaviour? In some local primary schools, lower primary classes are passed from relief teacher to relief teacher for months(!) because of the lack of teachers and it is difficult for students to pick up reading and writing in these affected classes. Hence the need for bridging programs for some children who do not have the benefit of attending preschool programs. In the past, many of us learnt to read and write only in primary schools but times are different now. Enter any lower primary classroom and if your child is only starting to read and write there, he/she will be one of the 'slower' ones. Do you really want your child to be labelled so unfairly?

Many programs from overseas also advocate educating kids early because they absorb faster at a young age. Because of the attention span, the duration of any program is kept to just a few minutes. It is ludicrous to imply that just these few minutes would rob a child of his childhood. It is even more ridiculous to assume that smart kids would generally turn out to be robots devoid of a strong moral foundation or character. How does one link one to the other?

I think the original concern was how to get a child from a non-English speaking background to use English and there were many good suggestions offered to get the child to speak and enjoy using English. Let's stick to that and leave our personal opinions on what childhood constitutes to another thread.

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Re: different views same concern

Postby Mad Scientist » Sat, 18 Dec 2010 9:54 am

cherish123 wrote:Hi all I am new here.

Just wondering why some of you seem so bent on slamming Jannalin for sharing her views? You may not agree with her but she's just sharing what works for her, from the perspective of the demands of local education.
childhood. It is even more ridiculous to assume that smart kids would generally turn out to be robots devoid of a strong moral foundation or character. How does one link one to the other?


This thread is done and dusted. If you have not read the earlier post that was edited by Jannalin/moderator, then I think is best you keep your comment to yourself.
No one is slamming her and are you assuming that we are Not locals that do not have children that goes to the local education system?
If I do not see it with my own two eyes time and time again, I would not have commented that smarts kids turn out to be ROBOT, wouldn't I ?
I have lived long enough to know the difference as I have four kids of my own. No doubt, the local kids are smart but street wise, lateral thinking, independent and spatial awareness it would be a different kettle of fish altogether. So.... if they do not have that , what do you call them ? Robot or Zombie or ?????
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Postby yvonnemommy » Sat, 25 Dec 2010 3:37 pm

Maybe you can find something interest to help your kid read. Children learn speaking and reading quickly through relevant practice. :)
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