Getting parents to see that there's life beyond grades

(From left) Ms Tjin Lee, Ms Charmaine Seah, Mr Derek Ong, Ms Aarika Lee and Ms Dolores Au (not in picture) started the Life Beyond Grades movement to get parents to look beyond their children's grades.
(From left) Ms Tjin Lee, Ms Charmaine Seah, Mr Derek Ong, Ms Aarika Lee and Ms Dolores Au (not in picture) started the Life Beyond Grades movement to get parents to look beyond their children's grades.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

SINGAPORE - Five parents have banded together with the ambitious aim of getting other parents to focus beyond their children's grades in Singapore's academic pressure cooker.

The group, which is launching its Life Beyond Grades movement next week, hopes to bring about a mindset shift away from the relentless pursuit of results, which they feel is contributing to the growing stress and depression experienced by youths here.

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