This is so true and wise. Sadly, the narrative of many Asian children have been different. A high standard is set upon birth and all avenues are explored to ensure the achievement of the standard. My brothers and I are among the lucky ones. Our parents have been very lovely and pretty much gave us free rein to explore. Not so much many of other Asian children whom I have came across over the years. Things are changing though, which is good :)

Thank you for sharing this, Anita. More parents need to read this :)

Writer by heart. Teacher (English, Yoga, Pilates) by trade. Avid reader. World traveller. Model. You can reach me at