Whose dreams are they living?



by Shayna Ng, Sportsanity

I read with great interest, the article “Today Online” writer Adelene Wong wrote titled “ ‘Sports Tuition’ a growth field” dated May 13 this year, and followed the subsequent responses on multiple social media pages with people expressing their disgust or reasoning for overbearing Singaporean parents. This reminded me of a book I once read by Amy Chua, titled Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, a story of how asian parents are better at raising kids than western ones.

From a young age, I’ve always loved playing sports. My first experience in the competitive arena was being on my primary school Netball team. This was before I added bowling into my repertoire; a field in which I’ve managed to achieve considerable success. 

Throughout the entire journey, I always reminded myself of how blessed I am. Not only because of the success I’ve achieved on the lanes, but also because of the never-ending support my parents had given me, which I believe is one of the greatest reasons for my success. My parents have been there for me every step of the way, cheering me on from the sidelines. 

And despite the huge time and financial investment my parents had spent on me, they always reminded me that my personal happiness mattered more than all the medals I won, and I should only pursue it if I truly loved what I was doing. So here’s 5 reasons why it’s important to let your child do what he/she loves.

To find out the 5 reasons, read the full article at SportSanity here.


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