Parents' mistakes at exam time

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Mr Robert Sim and Ms Carol Lim let their son Ian (left, with his brothers Egan and Eli) keep up with his creative projects at VIVISTOP during exam time. Staff member Therese Heng (right) is teaching Eli how to sew.
Mr Robert Sim and Ms Carol Lim let their son Ian (left, with his brothers Egan and Eli) keep up with his creative projects at VIVISTOP during exam time. Staff member Therese Heng (right) is teaching Eli how to sew.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Parenting experts say nagging and increasing anxiety for children during an already stressful time can cause harm

Ian Sim, 10, will be spending hours doing 3D printing and taking a nature walk - right in the middle of his examination period.

Later this month, after his English and mathematics exams, the Primary 4 pupil will spend four hours on a Saturday playing at VIVISTOP Orchard in *Scape.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 13, 2019, with the headline 'Parents' mistakes at exam time'. Print Edition | Subscribe