This year, I am challenging my kids to maintain their high grades. I told them at the beginning of the year that I will give an incentive of $100 if they can maintain a grade of 100 from the first grading up to the final grades.
So far, my daughter is maintaining her grades to 100 from the first grading to the third. Our son has high grades too but his grades fluctuates because he doesn't like to study. Our son is equally smart as his sister but he is the type that would just read his notes once and that is it, he got it. It doesn't work all the time but his grade is still great. He is almost kind of has a photographic memory. It makes me happy that choosing to be a work-at-home-mom is paying off as hubby and I can really focus in helping the kids.
When I got pregnant, hubby and I made a decision that one of us should be a full time parent so giving up my career is something that I don't regret doing. I can fully take care of my kids and be there for my family all the time. I was their first teacher as I taught them at home during their pre-school years. The joy of it all is that, they remember that bond that we had when we were doing our learning at home. They called me Mommy teacher when they were little.
I salute those working Moms who can do it all, have a full time career and be there for their kids. Sometimes it doesn't always work out well for the kids so working parents find private tutor for their children. Luckily, there are so many private tutors nowadays that you can find. With the help of Internet, private tutoring is no longer an issue for parents.
I am blessed to have smart kids as I can't afford to have tutors for both of them. In return for their hard work in school, we give them rewards once in a while. Parenting is no easy job, it just need dedication and hard work for both parents.