Am I a bad mum for not putting son through tuition

Am I a bad mum for not putting son through tuition

This was my son's report card for his first semester in Secondary 2: Three As, four Bs and one C.

I can still remember the reaction I got from my friends when I posted the results on Facebook, along with this message from his school's level master.

She said: "Your son risks being retained at the end of the year if he does not make any improvement."

"Your son's teachers are mad," said another.

But what can I say? Nothing much, of course, if you want your son to continue in the Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school.

And his results, unfortunately, put him in the bottom half of his cohort.

This was a change from the boy who coped well in primary school and while he didn't top his cohort, he managed to score two distinctions and two As for his Primary School Leaving Examination.

Now, his father and I are worried as he prepares for his year-end exams but we have refused to put him through any tuition classes - for now.


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