My daughter’s in Senior High now so medyo nadaanan ko na ito. I was a very competitive student, but when my daughter was growing up, we were not very focused on her academic achievements. Basta important lang yung character building (being kind, masipag, managing adversity, ganern)
She went to a Montessori school for elementaty, then we decided to send her to a science HS for more “character”. Maganda yung combination kasi magaling sha mag english (Montessori) , pero OK rin yung handle on science etc. Yung competitive HS environment shaped her really, walang push from us but she became a debater, chairman of the student council and editorial writer who competed for her school and won. Her acads were good too. And hindi siya socially inept (I dont know why I consider this to be achievement, baka ako haha)
Yung moral? I think she had a less stressful elementary, which allowed her to not be too hung up. When the time came for her to be competitive, she geared up on her own. Basta we fed her interests and supported whatever she wanted to do. Now I think mas matino pa anak ko sa amin
Ah, and also books. She was a wide reader and we bought whatever she wanted to read - total girl, books, magazines, etc. Hindi namin sya binawalan mag iPad and TV, but reading came naturally for her. I think magandang foundation talaga ang pagbabasa.