Disappointing PSLE results can damage children’s self worth if parents let them

Our education system has shifted but our mindsets about learning, failure and self-worth have some way to go.

Many celebrated when MOE announced the abolishment of streaming in Secondary school to focus on developing a love of learning. PHOTO: ST FILE
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The worst thing that can happen at the PSLE milestone? It causes a young child to lose complete confidence in themselves. 

It can take a long time to undo the toll this can take on one’s self-esteem and self-efficacy, or in more complex cases, mental health.

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