My daughter tidied our small garden yesterday and made this 'DORO DANGO', a clay dumpling.
I guess you might think I have a small child aged around 5 years old.
she is a junior high school student now.
What a stupid way to spend free time for a teenager.
Do I really mean that?
Yes and no.
Which do you think is better, to spend time at cram school and made to study what you have no interests at all or to enjoy what you really want to do?
If you go to a main train station early in the morning or evening, you will see lots of children going to cram schools even on the weekends.
Many of my son's friends in elementary school are planning to take a test to enter famous private junior high schools or public schools especially introduced to educate students for 6 years to enter famous universities.
I don't get it.
Isn't this terribly wrong?
When I was a university student, one professor, specialized in social pathology, 社会病理学、confessed during the class that he let his son go to a very strict cram school and soon his son got two hair less spots on his head.
His son, aged around just 10 years, suffered from alopecia areata, 円形脱毛症.
This professor is specialized in social pathology and knows a lot about disastrous situations caused by mental disorder.
Even such person couldn't go against the main stream for his son's education.
I'm still struggling to get an answer for this 'something is not right' circumstances surrounding my children.