Sharing as a reminder for me & all parents here:
Some Schools in Kolkata India sent this letter to the parents few months before board exams...
The exams of children are to start soon. I know you are all really anxious for your child to do well.
But, please do remember, amongst the students, who will sit for the exams, is an artist, who doesn't need to understand Maths.
There's an entrepreneur, who doesn't care about History or English literature.
There's a musician, whose Chemistry marks won't matter.
There's a sportsperson, whose physical fitness is more important than Physics.
If your child does get top marks then great. But, if he or she doesn't please don't take away their self- confidence / dignity from them.
Tell them it's ok, it's 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 percent 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.
With Warm Regards,