Yup! My daughter is in class Tenth now. Grown up, confident and a sensible girl or rather a mature, rebellious but affectionateteenager. We all remember her either as the tiny toddler or the sweet adolescent and wonder when did she grow up to be in class X. Time flies…and yes it did fly away because I didn’t have to care much for her. She has been that responsible, meticulous and wise girl…a little too mature for her age! Cooking, baking, and taking on the other chores of the house…thankfully!!
And as she enters class 10, she would probably do more of such things…I mean I will ensure that she leads a normal life…away from the stress of ‘Boards’ because I personally feel that we create the paranoia of ‘boards’ just as we create the paranoia for drinking milk since infant days of a child. Appearing in Board exams is just the same as giving regular exams.
Infact I am happy that she has entered a class where she will be more focused on studies. The school will ensure that for me. The co-curricular activities will reduce to a large extent and there would be replaced with activities related to academics. (I know that she will be disappointed because her heart lies in the world away from academics.) There will be ample revisions of the syllabus. Through pre-boards she will improve on her score and do well in boards though not necessarily as per the societal norms.
I hope that more parents think like me and do not create unnecessary pressure for their kids. Let’s change our mindset so that they are able to enjoy this memorable year. Our calm and composed disposition will help them to be at ease…rebel less…and focus more!!
I repeat…”Wow, my daughter has boards this time…she’ll revise her syllabus so many times that she is bound to excel in BOARDS!!”