I think I’m doing okay?
I used to be a nerd study real hard at school. I played sport, I sang in the choir, I had many friends but I studied, really really hard. When it got to tests and exams, there was no time for other stuff. Nothing. I studied. I put a lot of pressure on myself. If I got under 80 % on subject, I would be upset with myself for weeks.
Now, looking back at my school and ‘varsity years, I know I should have studied less and enjoyed being a kid more. I said that this is what I want for my children. I want them to be more balanced.
This was easy up until now. Now Quintus started with exams and I really battle to stand back. To find that balance between pushing him and not pushing him.
He has done really well so far. And even though the result on one of his tests would have freaked me out before, I realized that the balance is right. He is studying and doing well. Studying more than enough for someone his age and still enjoying his friends and sport.