PSLE: Dear students, Do not STRESS; Do your BEST; Forget the REST. "You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi.

How to coach the kids for school?

1. Believe the truth that all students can learn to study better, grasp more, maximise their efforts, work the system to their advantage and position themselves for success.

2. Do question your kids more, listem to them more, give them time to think and asnwer your questions and ofcourse lecture less. Let the questions be framed on a wider range based on all the subjects of world rather than sticking to one subject. It will give them interest for your questions.

3. Encourage them more and do not tease as " You dont know to answer this also", instead say " Never mind baby. But know the answer as I explain you now"

4. Seek suggestions from them on how they wish to opt the way of study and advice less

5. You and your child should be determined to achieve the goal of success

6. Love your children more. But do not boost your kids activities infront of them as it may create some yardstick for their achievements or might lead him to become fuzzy.

7. Feed your children with structure, disciplie, challenges, respect, recognition, chances, choices, second choices, amnesty and tough love. These are the ingredients for your child to cook the sweet success

8. Also educate your children about what is real and unreal goals. If he aims to become a Bakugan or a Shaktiman or a Spiderman then he will end in a 'Zero' valued life.

9. Educate him about being lethargic and being careful in everydays life

10. Above all educate him about the necessity of having a goal

These steps are shared here out of self experience. The much attention you concern for the physical formation of the foetus, the much attention should be given to its mental ability also if you aim for an intellectual baby.

Will be continued in next issue...