My lovely niece got her first letter in mail yesterday. It was my sis who opened it and called me up immediately afterwards. While she was talking to me, I could hear my brother-in-law laughing in the background. I begged my sis to dictate some of the matter of that letter to me over the phone. She used to blog quite frequently, and she was game for it, she even dictated some of the fonts and bullet points used. The letter said:
“Do you know what is the biggest challenge your child will face in life?”
It went on,
“The biggest challenge your child faces today is to be a winner, there is more and more competition everyday:
- For admissions to good schools
- For performing brilliantly in school
- For higher studies abroad
- For setting up profitable ventures
- For becoming successful in life
If you want to prepare your child to face these challenges you decision to choose the right playschool is crucial.
Half of the child’s adult intelligence is formed during the first four years … Kindergarten is too late. It is amazing infants are capable of doing … they can differentiate taste and smell by the age of one month …
We promise child friendly environment, expert and loving teachers and ideal peer group. We have prepared 10,000 children for life.. and help make you a perfect parent. You can afford ‘Mother’s Pride’ but not afford to miss it.”
My sister was laughing her head off, while she was narrating this to me. I always knew there is a lot of a pressure to perform well in studies in India, my two school going nephews are facing it and we live with it daily.
But I never knew it could be this bad. They are really trying to catch them young these days, my little darling is just three months old and if you take your face close to hers, she takes out her tongue and licks it! And that is why my sis finds no time to blog. I say leave her alone you ‘Mother’s Pride’ and all that.