In my little island state, we call mothers from other countries who come here to accompany their children to receive an education here "study mama".
But I've given the name a new twist - ever since I took a week break from work to coach my little darling on her primary school leaving exams. It was like being a coach to some extent with the huk..huk..huk..what are we going to be? The best that I can..!! she would reply. Say that again... "The best that I can!!!"
Trying to make it manageable, I alternated the study hours with an hour of entertainment or so. brought her to her fave fast food, played the Nintendo Wii, etc but it was an experience - of a study mama indeed!
Glad the days are over and while eagerly waiting for the results, I thought about how I would resume my role in 5 years time when my little boy reach that stage.
I came across an article on food that would make children smarter - from a website entitled "fresh parenting." In the article, listed are ten food that would make children smarter. I thought it was useful to get my little Dan started on this.