This article was sparked from dropping my eldest at the enrichment centre. Before I left her for class, I told her to “Enjoy Youself!”. Then I stayed for a short moment while she walked in, and overhead many parents telling their kids like “Pay attention.”, “Speak loudly today.” “Get more stars (the teacher will give a number of stars according to their performance)”, and so on. None asked their kids to enjoy. Seems like the focus is performance.

Well, let me set it right. I expect my child to pay attention in class, and speak up when she knows the answer or have some stuff to say. My intention of enjoyment is definitely NOT just playing other things while the teacher teaches. However, what I hope is through the class, she finds things that she enjoys. It’s a Chinese enrichment class. So it could be finding enjoyment in reading, listening, or