Thursday, March 08, 2012
Letters and Numbers
For two Ivy League parents, it is a little disconcerting and we are worried but trying to take it slow. It doesn't help to constantly see how advanced the children of other well-educated friends are. For now, we're trying to strike a balance between not pushing too hard on the one hand, and making sure that Aaron doesn't quit on himself just because he's not good at something on the other hand. We were also given some toys from school to try out on Aaron at home, to try to extend progress from school into the home setting, and to augment existing methods we already use.
In the meantime, we're rooting for the little guy, celebrating the areas he's strong in, and trying to push him in areas of weakness and help him not be afraid of failing so long as he's willing to keep at it. If we succeed, those are some good life lessons.