For a long time, meritocracy has defined Singaporean society. Even though meritocracy as a principle upholds fair opportunities for all, it has come to mean different things in the everyday experience of parents with school-going children. While parents of children who are academically inclined might likely have a positive experience, those whose children who are struggling with the academic demands in school might find their parenting journey somewhat more arduous. Even with the significant changes to the education system over the past few years to create a more diverse meritocracy through multiple pathways for children with different aptitudes and interests, parental anxieties persist. Here are some useful tips for parents.