Sorry for this late reply. I agree with slmkhoo.
P5 is a very critical year because majority of the PSLE topics are taught in P5. Managing P5 well is very important for PSLE and stress level of the last few months.
NPL for 2 years will be the best (you can go back to work in Oct as PSLE is usually conducted in Oct). If you really have to choose, I suggest P5 one year NPL and P6 take your annual leave when needed.
slmkhoo wrote:ctrlaltdel wrote:Finances wise, I would be able to stop working for one to two years. But it would be tight, so I hope to stop working for one year. The question is whether p5 or p6 makes more sense.
My son is an above average kid but is unfocused and lacks in self of nagging and haggling to get them done. I hope that I can be home to build up a routine and to foster some discipline in him. Easier.to manage when time is more flexible for me,especially when I also have a younger gal entering p1 next year too.
discipline. I can give him work to do in the day but there's always a lot
Thanks to the mummies who shared with me on the experiences with the kids.
If your main aim is to inculcate more discipline and self-motivation in your son, starting in P5 is probably better. You will feel less urgency and have more time to get routines etc in place. If you get that sorted out, then you can leave him to manage on his own more in P6. But do check with him how he feels about it and convince him that it's for his good. Otherwise you may have rebellion to deal with too. And since your daughter is starting P1, you can get her started on self-learning and discipline as well.