For instance, I find it tough for my 5yo to cope with his school works. A lot of writing and copies, plus spelling and dictation every week. Being a 5yo boy, we expected him to be playful and not attentive to school works. Every day he will bring back few exercise books to finish and I am having some "tug of war" with him to finish at his own will.
I cannot imagine what will happen when he is going to primary school. The sister also have her busy schedule and school works. Tuition and Kumon twice a week and music class on Wednesday, so she has her hands full in afternoon on weekdays. Only some breathing time on weekend if she has no test or finished up her works earlier. So I do not mind her having some time watching tv and play with the brother on weekend. Even on weekday she still have time to watch her drama series after school. Now she watches Philippines drama Indonesian and Korean drama. More a couch potato than the dad! So you can see, both kids so look forward to Saturday and Sunday all the times.
A look at her Kumon exercise. It has been almost 2 months since the 1st Kumon class. She has done her addition and substraction exercises up to digit 100. She is getting better with Maths I can see.
I do not know whether it is right approach but as a parent, we hope to give the best to our children so they can thrive in the future.