11 Let the Children live their Dreams - Fr Dr Patrick D’Souza

posted Nov 6, 2018, 8:18 AM by Neil D'Souza   [ updated Nov 6, 2018, 8:19 AM ]
Viswanathan Anand is a former World Chess Champion, and the current World Rapid Chess Champion. His mother taught him chess from the age six. Then he learnt the fine points of the game in Manila. He lived with his father there from 1978 to 1980. His father worked for the Philippine National Railways during those years.

Arjun Kshettry was all of six in 2013, and already a Golf super-achiever! How did he accomplish so much at such a young age?

Arjun is a living breathing example of how parents can encourage their children to be super-achievers in extracurricular activities without letting their schoolwork suffer.

According to Wikipedia, Arjun's father, Rishi, bought him a colourful toy golf set when he was only a few months old, which was his constant companion since he was old enough to stand by himself. Arjun was gifted his first real golf set by his parents at the tender age of two, and has accompanied his father to the golf course to learn the game since then. The main driving force in his life has been his father, Rishi, who has been constantly guiding him through the various stages, from learning to love the game to learning how to play the game. His mother, on the other hand, is the balancing force in his life, who has taught him to multi-task, ensuring that neither his school work, nor his favourite hobby, suffers because of his busy schedule.

Singapore High-Achiever Parents Support Group

"This is a super, but not elitist, 'meet up group' for people who have children that are (aspiring to be) high achievers and/or budding scholars / future entrepreneurs / future leaders. The group members will support one another in the following:-

* inculcating the right values, habits and attitudes

* discussing issues children face and how to tackle them