Building a Better Study-Life Balance for Children - Wholesome Life Journal

Building a Better Study-Life Balance for Children

11Families from all over the world are expected to celebrate Children’s Day on June 1. It’s a day to honor kids, especially those living in China.

In China and throughout much of Asia, families want their children to study hard in elementary schools, so they can achieve high marks and classroom rankings that help them to enter more prestigious middle schools and high schools later on.

On the contrary, many elementary school students in the West can bask in carefree lives, where they could have nap times, play sports, take arts and music classes, along with learning the 3 Rs’ – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic.

Western students are taught the values of acting independent, thinking independent and working independent, so they can embark on their future careers with confidence. Such ideals have captured the hearts of many Chinese parents, who wish to to send their children to Western schools.

Not so rosy picture for schools in the West

Nevertheless, Chinese parents, growing frustrated with the rigid education system in their native country, have gotten too eager to send their children abroad without recognizing major societal ills elsewhere in the world. (Read More)

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