This is the true story of one man's past and the family that weaves through it.
- Taking the Tokyo University entrance exam without cram school! Child-rearing experiences of a family at the bottom of the pyramid
Taking the Tokyo University entrance exam without cram school! Child-rearing experiences of a family at the bottom of the pyramid
mistake from which it is impossible to recover
My son is taking the entrance exam for the University of Tokyo.
It is well-known as the most difficult university in Japan to get into.
There are about 10,000 students who apply to the University of Tokyo every year, so it is not so unusual to hear this much.
But what if I ask you this?
I grew up in a poor family without a father and became poorly educated and low-income myself.
My wife and I have the same low education and low income, although we grew up in different environments.
When I saw the life that was born to us, I was struck with an irrevocable regret.
My wife and I have no money to spend on education and no way to teach her to take on the challenge of entering the University of Tokyo, which is said to be the most difficult university in Japan.
If we don't do something about it, this child will carry the negativity we created at birth.
When I was on the verge of bankruptcy after spending every day battling the darkness in my heart, I made a decision to end the negative chain of events here, so that my son would not become a victim of the intergenerational chain.
I went to bookstores and read every parenting book I could find for any kind of reference, but there are no books anywhere for families like ours, and there is the obvious way to make it up as you go along with your money.
At that time, countless information was not accumulated as it is today, so searching the Internet does not provide the desired clues.
There are so many books in the world, too many to count, but no book can save just one family.
I'm not looking for someone to help me, I'm not looking for help.
I just wanted something to give me hope so our family could stand up to it.
Still, the huge bookshelf that stands in front of it,
The book that families like yours seek does not exist."
and seemed to lock that door and admonish him: ......
I sincerely hope that this child will walk through life differently than I did.
We want to expand the possibilities so that they can have more choices.
I want to give them a way to live, no matter what it takes.
We never make excuses for the environment in which we are placed.
When we make up our minds to do so, we will carry out the following statement: "Only by abandoning ourselves will we be able to float.
And at the core of it, all is what I have been seeking since I was a child.
The goal was to become a "good" person.
Academic achievement, which is widened by economic disparity, can be filled by 【thinking】
Think! And use it!
Parents and children should pave the way together!
I have come this far with a single-minded desire to save my son.
And the 18 years we have walked together will come to an end with the college entrance exam in 2024.
This is a story of the bonds spun by such a family.