Yesterday I met a mallu guy at Uni and as usual the first topic of discussion was about children.
You know the drill. What are they doing? Where are they studying etc and the topic of IB came up.
he said ” I am a smart father, I told my daughter, to get in to UQ ( university of Queensland) you need a bit of maths and a bit of physics , so take those two and do other subjects that doesn’t require you to do any work ( PE/ Music etc).. All you need is just enough marks to get in to UQ”
Getting admisdion in UQ with least possible effort was the smart plan.
What about their knowledge, life skills, learning to strive for a better results?
I am not sure how to take the notion that as a parent you encourage your children to be mediocre. Is that what parenting all about?