Some are children are good in studies, some are not then why do expect the same result from them. We weren’t born same, were we? There’s a saying that in a race of all species if you ask a fish to climb the tree, it will obviously fail. Our capabilities are different and so is our grasping power. Every great man was not great in studies. Steve Jobs didn’t go to college still he worked hard and became the CEO of Apple, twice. Bill Gates failed in almost every subject in high school still he founded Microsoft. Unbelievable right? That’s my entire point don’t judge your children on the basis of their grades.
On the other hand, a very close friend of mine killed her dreams and did what her parents wanted. She was a great artist and since childhood, she always won prizes for her paintings and drawings. As class eleventh approached for her she left everything and took science only because her father wanted. I was unhappy with her decision but still she did what her parents wanted. Science was not her cup of tea and even had to appear for re-examinations. Now, in college too she is pursuing Engineering and is finding it very tough. After Tina Dabi, her father is even asking her to try for UPSC. Where will it all lead to? What about her happiness? But I believe it’s her fault as well. She didn’t stand for herself.
You see, forcing doesn’t help. Let them grow, learn and decide what they want to do with their life. Have faith in them and they will soon turn into an inspiration.