Hi all, I attended a funeral today. The deceased had cancer and left behind 2 very young children aged four and seven. As I saw the husband crying while carrying the younger child and waving goodbye to the coffin as it was pushed to be cremated, I was choked with emotion.
I asked myself this question: "Have I taken my complete family life for granted?"
Many of us are pushing our children to excel academically, that we create tension and stress in the family. In the name of academic excellence and a bright future, we hurt the ones closest to us. Is it all worth it?
At the end of this stressful journey, our children may score 250 or higher for PSLE but that is it, nothing else! No love, no happiness!
Be thankful we have a complete family, a spouse and children to shower our love onto.
Do not take our loved ones – especially our children – for granted.
Our kids should get into the top schools with their efforts and not with us pushing and overstretching them. They deserve to have a happy childhood.