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What do your kids do during summer?

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  • Aug 23rd, 2007 2:17 pm
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3weddings wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2007 12:19 pm
I am not Asian, so I don't think the race query has anything to do with studying versus being a 'kid' over the summer, except maybe I chose to do this versus my parents forcing me.
That is the biggest difference.
3weddings wrote:
Aug 23rd, 2007 12:19 pm
My question of the Asian's responding that your parents made you study is, was a parent at home or was attending summer schools etc a form of daycare for you?
First, the school would give me a stack of homework to do in the summer. The volume of works expects you to do 1 to 2 hours everyday.

Second, my mother would send me out to learn something in summer. It can be anything. The only one that is useful for me is typing. I did not just need to learn typing. I also need to practice and submit the work to my father.

Remember it was many years ago and I needed to use a typewriter which had no 'Backspace' to erase a typo. Finishing 10 pages without a typo is not as easy as one may think for a kid.

Third, my mother would buy extra exercise book (usually is math because it is easier to mark) for me to work on. When I was much younger, there was always 'copy books' for practicing writing.

In my era, if the parents allowed their kid not studying in the summer, they were considered bad parents.
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