My amma was working. She just couldn’t change her schedule to meet mine. So much of commitments tied her down.
Appa was busy too – his work and his passion for music to run a successful Sabha kept him running short of time.
My patti and thatha went on with their usual things.
There was no seriousness in the house, that I was writing my Board exams. The TV was ON, as usual, LOUD – as the NEWS was the most important program to watch. The Radio was ON, as usual, as everyone loved the songs that were being played.
Guests keep visiting during weekends, as my amma will be home to cook for all of them.
The household functioned as normal as possible, when I had to write my board exams. And I did write…passed with flying colors too 🙂
So much has changed now, with the growing number of distractions to cloud the young minds, who need to focus on their studies.
First of all, as a mother of two girls who went through their board exams, I shut off myself from the online world, as my logging in to my accounts was a sure way to distraction for them. These days, kids are distracted so easily and their focus stays for just a short span of time.
Only the NEWS and Sports channels were ON, on TV. Probably the Food shows also were given an OK. But movies, serials and songs which form the major part of the entertainment is proven to be totally hazardous to the studious mind.
Encouraging the girls to take up walking, swimming, playing and things like that, for a break between studies proved to be a great stress buster.
As a parent, I needed to put in some effort, in the form of support system. I didn’t teach my girls anything from their school books or asked them questions like “Did you read this or that”. It was my presence with them, to show “I am with them during this stressful time of their school life” that made a difference. I am happy I did it and now those stressful times are over and we can look ahead to fun filled holidays. And hopefully I can stay online for more time duration.
So, how have you been doing ???