We get it, as parents, whether our children’s academic performance is going downhill or not, it seems like a safe bet to enroll your child in extra classes, get private tutors, thinking it might give them that extra edge. Does it really? Here are 3 questions parents need to ask ourselves.
Many of us parents eager to enroll our kids into tuition centers, even “fighting” to get into the ones with higher tuition fees. But why? It comes down to two psychological factors. First, our false perception of buying into the notion that expensive means better. And second, it offers a psychological comfort to us parents by thinking that tuition is a safety net for our kids, faithfully believing it will somehow help our kids. But look closely, most good students do not attend tuition.
In all secondary schools, the truly outstanding students do not normally have tuition classes. Only the not-so-good students do. It might sound perfectly logical, but it is exactly this mindset from us parents that creates this permanent distinction in our kids. Parents need to realize the hard truth that to excel in secondary school and beyond, it all comes down to the students themselves. There is just no easy way around it. Students need to develop the ability of independence to excel in life. By giving them tuition, we are just prolonging the start of this crucial process. As parents, we need to look at the bigger picture.