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    Quote Originally Posted by contaxable View Post
    wow, she really can learn fast.
    Yeah....... pretending to be sick is also one of her forte......... even the teachers!! I had to tell her off and advise the teachers that this should not be condone.....they seems so nice and relunctant.........

    Kids are different nowadays...... so maybe the waking up early will be good for her. Sleep early, wake up early..... catches the worms!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    Wow...i used the cb word when i was in primary 3 if i can remember...but i turn out fine. Haha...i hope.

    Well...even if its sanitized environment in pri sch, you have another hurdle of sec sch and then jc/poly later on. You can't protect her forever, but guide her.

    Like guys can be angels, when they go ns...everybody is there...cannot siam one.
    If its in jc/poly when she knows what it means, I am fine with it. For example : You better f#$% off!! Telling a guy not to get funny with her.......... I am ok with it.

    Then she will decide when to use it, when NOT to use it. At this age, this will become their lingo if it sounds so 'smooth' to them now.......

    Kids spend most of their time in school, influence will be the greatest there. So environment, is very impt. We as parents simply have limited time with our children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltake View Post
    Few weeks ago, my gal had a quarrel with my wife........ jnr walked off grumbling and she said "Farker!". Wow!!!! I spilled my coffee and looked at her...... of course, she got the worst punishment (ytd) from my wife. She later admitted hearing her friends saying that, but she dunno what it means.... she imitated them. And she is only in P1!! This is what I dun want her to be influence bec at this age, its the most vulnerable time in her life.

    Environment to me at this time is important....... very impt.
    your daughter lose liao, she is the winner so far

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    OK ok, swearing is bad. Not a good habit, since your daughter is still young you have to explain that to her and that is a chance to teach her some values and train her to know what is good and what is wrong and not just follow what her friends did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post

    OK ok, swearing is bad. Not a good habit, since your daughter is still young you have to explain that to her and that is a chance to teach her some values and train her to know what is good and what is wrong and not just follow what her friends did.
    Kids will be kids you know........ if I put my daughter now in Britain for study and when I pick her up in 2 yrs time, I can confirm she will speak with an ascent. If I put her in Hongkong, 2 yrs time her contonese will be superb!! If I put her in India........ hmmm.... wrong choice!!

    What I meant is that kids are very conform to their environment. They will imitate what is surrounding them..... just lke a parrot. They cannot choose well, they will just follow. I went to RGS open house, and u see the students!! They will engage you in a very mature conversation!! Superb!! My gal may not be the brightest, but with these as her friends, hopefully she can pick up some good habits from them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltake View Post
    hopefully she can pick up some good habits from them.
    Just be a good example, as parents.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    Just be a good example, as parents.


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    I think now the influence on kids by their peers is greater than the influence we parents can exert. I try to be 'friend' with my daughter and its really not an easy process. My wife holds the whip in the family............ I sometimes also get scared of her....... lolx.
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    i personally think that when growing up, being in a good environment is definitely important. i've never let distance influence my decision in going to good schools and i dont see why it should be an issue. its just sleep! hurhur. but yeah. speaking from personal experience, i was in an all girls school for 10 years and i THINK the environment is alot more sheltered.

    and some bros mentioned the problem of maybe she wont be as smart and will feel inferior - i was like that in secondary school. one of the rare kids in a dominantly special streamed class, and it wasnt because i was smart. i think it was to do with the subject combination i picked. but yeah, i felt incredibly inferior but i used that as a motivation to study damn hard even though i'm not the smart kind. so it can work both ways, i guess it depends on how you and your wife motivate and encourage her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfurr View Post
    i personally think that when growing up, being in a good environment is definitely important. i've never let distance influence my decision in going to good schools and i dont see why it should be an issue. its just sleep! hurhur. but yeah. speaking from personal experience, i was in an all girls school for 10 years and i THINK the environment is alot more sheltered.

    and some bros mentioned the problem of maybe she wont be as smart and will feel inferior - i was like that in secondary school. one of the rare kids in a dominantly special streamed class, and it wasnt because i was smart. i think it was to do with the subject combination i picked. but yeah, i felt incredibly inferior but i used that as a motivation to study damn hard even though i'm not the smart kind. so it can work both ways, i guess it depends on how you and your wife motivate and encourage her.

    How was it like in a all-gals school? I know the current issue is with the les-problem as I have heard lots of stories about this issue. Is the influence that great? I think when she is more matured, probably in Sec 1, then I think that will be a good time to put her in a mixed school as this will get her to socialise in a more even platform with a mixture of boys and gals.

    Yeah, distance is not the main issue. I think she can gain more in RGPS then in her sleep..... hehehe..... Starting will probably be tough, but after awhile, all this should become second nature to her and a routine which I believe is good for her in the long run.
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    i'm not sure about now but when i was in primary school, lesbianism wasnt even heard of. and in fact, i dont think its a big issue at all, whether in primary or secondary school. the girls who would turn les were usually the ones who were chasing after popularity because declaring you were one made you the talk of the town. and then these self-confessed lesbian girls, 90% will end up being boy crazy and mad when they entered jc. so no big issue at all. but yeah, as long as you and your wife encourage her to be herself and not worry so much about being popular, shouldnt be a problem at all. girls school was good for me because i had the space to grow and personally personally personally, getting into a name brand school is better because there are more chances for enrichment activities and all. i was from sngs and my mom used to complain like mad, everyday got this course that course, but in the end i think it was really good because at least we had a chance to explore our strengths and all.

    but imho, better all girls school especially in secondary school than in primary school. so many stories of kids getting into mischief these days, all the more i think better not. and secondary one cannot be considered mature yet because kids go through that phase where they start to decide what kind of person they want to be in life, and will start to explore. their characters arent firmed up yet and the environment matters greatly. i personally think getting to socialise and getting to know boys isnt important until at least jc level. but thats coming from my own experience la. i socialised with guys when i was a kid through church and i think that was more than enough alr. hurhur.

    the trade off in putting her in good schools though, is that she might grow up to become elitist. MAY happen, and it may not be a bad thing. but thats my own personal opinion la. as long as you continue to ground her and keep her head out of the clouds she should grow up to be a wonderful person.

    but thats my own personal opinion. i just think that being in an all girls school gives your daughter more freedom to find herself and be herself without worrying too much about taunting or what the opposite sex thinks of her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfurr View Post
    i'm not sure about now but when i was in primary school, lesbianism wasnt even heard of. and in fact, i dont think its a big issue at all, whether in primary or secondary school. the girls who would turn les were usually the ones who were chasing after popularity because declaring you were one made you the talk of the town. and then these self-confessed lesbian girls, 90% will end up being boy crazy and mad when they entered jc. so no big issue at all. but yeah, as long as you and your wife encourage her to be herself and not worry so much about being popular, shouldnt be a problem at all. girls school was good for me because i had the space to grow and personally personally personally, getting into a name brand school is better because there are more chances for enrichment activities and all. i was from sngs and my mom used to complain like mad, everyday got this course that course, but in the end i think it was really good because at least we had a chance to explore our strengths and all.

    but imho, better all girls school especially in secondary school than in primary school. so many stories of kids getting into mischief these days, all the more i think better not. and secondary one cannot be considered mature yet because kids go through that phase where they start to decide what kind of person they want to be in life, and will start to explore. their characters arent firmed up yet and the environment matters greatly. i personally think getting to socialise and getting to know boys isnt important until at least jc level. but thats coming from my own experience la. i socialised with guys when i was a kid through church and i think that was more than enough alr. hurhur.

    the trade off in putting her in good schools though, is that she might grow up to become elitist. MAY happen, and it may not be a bad thing. but thats my own personal opinion la. as long as you continue to ground her and keep her head out of the clouds she should grow up to be a wonderful person.

    but thats my own personal opinion. i just think that being in an all girls school gives your daughter more freedom to find herself and be herself without worrying too much about taunting or what the opposite sex thinks of her.
    Thanks for taking time to write this long reply, appreciate it. Thanks for your vote..... heheheh........ still waitign to see what the rest say, need to decide by this week. RGPS called again today..... asking us to confirm on her admission...........
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    if it were up to me, i'll send her to the best school possible. don't limit your child's potential.

    having said that, i was from de la salle, back when it was still a boys' school. the teachers were strict, the school was old, and the roof got blown away during a storm. there was no field, only 2 basketball courts, and we were not allowed to run on them in case we fell. so we paced the school grounds like convicts every recess, or played table tennis. there were only 2 tables for the whole school. they were made of concrete, and the net was a piece of wood we pulled from the canteen benches. the tables were smaller, shorter, and narrower than real table tennis tables. somehow we became national champions even though we didn't have a coach. we boys made as much trouble as we could. most of my classmates ended up in good schools like SJI, RI, RV. Some of my classmates got a little lost and applied for TKGS. haha

    my sister was also from de la salle and was the first batch of girls. somehow i think that it's become a little more "neighbourhood", which is actually quite a joke, since it was also in a neighbourhood previously! but it's just my sentiments. my sister didn't turn out too well. she was a bright and intelligent child, but i guess the environment and company really matters in your formative years.

    so yup, RGPS ftw!

    P.S. RGS is my favourite girls' school too. They is hotsssss

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    The school called us today again......... chasing us to confirm with them. So many things to do before school starts. Headache man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by antacid View Post
    P.S. RGS is my favourite girls' school too. They is hotsssss

    hahaha
    this type of reason oso can?...

    so all u parents out there, if u want ur gal-gal to be hot go RGS!! lol...


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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    this type of reason oso can?...

    so all u parents out there, if u want ur gal-gal to be hot go RGS!! lol...

    You choose De LaSalle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sORe-EyEz View Post
    this type of reason oso can?...

    so all u parents out there, if u want ur gal-gal to be hot go RGS!! lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbs99 View Post
    sbs99, you voted RGPS? Tot u were oppose to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltake View Post
    You choose De LaSalle?
    yes, my choice. school names aside, there are unknows u cannot choose. like how the teacher is, the environment, vis-a-vis how someone fits into it. would certain level of pressure have negative knock-ons later in life?

    being teased by boys, & learning to cope with it is a valueable social skill. learning early puts her at an advantage, or would u rather she be clueless how to betta respond to sexual harrassment (however subtle) in her future workplace?

    while school may play a major roll in shaping a kid in formative years, no parents should slack on their part. chasing after name school alone is sending the wrong massage to kids. for me, life choices are more than that.

    i wouldn't go for a brand named jacka$$ as son-in-law (a rather harsh tone arh), would u? never let a big name lull u into a state of complacency.

    maybe i know there is a downside to interllectual hubris (a deeply entrenched train of thought)?
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    2 options only? why not include a 3rd option for a neighbourhood school? i think you have set yourself up with problems, which you are facing now. good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reachme2003 View Post
    2 options only? why not include a 3rd option for a neighbourhood school? i think you have set yourself up problems which you are facing now. good luck.
    I consider De LaSalle as a neighbourhood school leh..... our house is just next to Yew Tee Primary School, we went to the school to take a look. We just decided against it...... no comments on the school. She was from a neighbourhood school at BTPS, we just wan her to move up into a better school.
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    how far is de lasalle from where you are staying?

    Quote Originally Posted by smalltake View Post
    I consider De LaSalle as a neighbourhood school leh..... our house is just next to Yew Tee Primary School, we went to the school to take a look. We just decided against it...... no comments on the school. She was from a neighbourhood school at BTPS, we just wan her to move up into a better school.

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