Show kids there is more to life than just exams

Parents can help children combat academic stress by applauding them for putting in their best effort, no matter the result

As we head into the home stretch before the Primary School Leaving Examinations (PSLE) start later this month, my 12-year-old son asked if he should increase his weekly Chinese tuition to twice a week.

My husband and I thought through it and decided against it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 16, 2018, with the headline 'Show kids there is more to life than just exams'. Print Edition | Subscribe