HI! I'M COACH MEI YI.
International Certified Kids'Skills Coach, International Certified NLP Practitioner, BA (HONS) Psychology
I remembered vividly how I felt when I received a trophy from my kindergarten teacher, standing on the stage in front of all my schoolmates. They were all clapping. You must be thinking that I was feeling happy and proud. On the contrary, I felt extremely terrible. I went down from the stage, holding the trophy in my hand, slowly walked back to my seat. I did not dare to look into my mom’s eyes, as if I had done something terribly wrong. Indeed, that was what I thought when I was 6. One trophy is never enough to impress her, you will only start seeing just a little smile when she sees three. Getting 99 marks would be the worse day of my life as she will reprimand me over the missing 1 mark. Scoring all As and 1B was a horrible result for her.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my mum the way she is. In fact, I am thankful that she trained me to be disciplined and independent. I can handle all the house chores by myself when I was only 6. During my childhood, flawless achievement and results are the only options I had to get my parents’ attention and love. I learned how to write with both my right and left hands when I was 5, not knowing it was the hardest thing a 5-year-old child can do.