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I think I had a pregnancy moment. I'm not frustrated with my kid. I get frustrated when I see certain posts. I feel like there's not much support for non-academic pre-K. I wanted to come back and delete this but I lost my connection. All is well. Thanks for the encouragement.
Things we've done in the last few days: * Cut plastic bag (sorry everyone, but paper doesn't exist here) in half and layed in on the floor on her balcony. Poured old whole wheat flour on it to make a beach (dh gets it from a lady who grinds her own -- again, not available in stores here -- and last time he bought 15 kg. Well, I'm pregnant and haven't had the stomach to make bread, for some reason. So it's going bad. Normally, I don't use food for play.). Dd filled...
Isn't there anyone here whose 4-5 year old is just not interested in academics yet? Any mommy who is perfectly okay with that? I'm feeling very alone. I mean, yeah, sometimes she wants to write. It happens about once a month. She has never expressed any interest in learning to read (and I've read to her since she was in my tummy). She doesn't like to color. She rarely paints anymore. She likes to make stuff, learn to sew, put on shows (magic, dancing, singing),...
How old are all these kids when they're potty training? Why not just do like me? Wait four years (or however long) till child is good & ready on his or her own and then have no accidents afterwards? You all are not going to go for that, are you? Ah well. I tried. :LOL
First, to an extent, boasting is completely natural and healthy -- especially for 5-6 year olds. I used to, ahem, not really enjoy kids this age because of it. But it's really fun -- and not annoying at all -- when it's your kid boasting about his or her accomplishments or knowledge. I do think, however, there is something askew in this child's emotional health. I think she has been encouraged to be competitive, to always win. Perhaps the parents do this...
Ahem, um. Um. Um. Um. Let's see! Um. Hmmm. Maybe maybe a trip to a nature reserve...if dh can find time between now and the presidential elections (highly unlikely). Um. Pools will open on June 15. But they're so far it wil probably be on weekends only. Hmmm. Um. Not much, I guess. Looking very much forward to moving.
Hey! I forgot to mention asking if dc understood. "Do you understand?" I think you're so lucky! Mine didn't get into the whys until recently. Mine asked, "What is the tree saying?" "What is the cat saying?" "What is the grass saying?" "What is that fly saying?" About 15,000 times a day. I also forgot about the electricity. I'm kinda surprised by the vague answers given (no offense intended at all). Energy is such an abstract concept, even for me. I point...
I completely agree with Lilyka's response about cannibalism. Kid's are egoists; they make everything about themselves. The child needs to be reassured about this one. I turn questions around too. It really gets them thinking -- and it's interesting.
I'm not trying to judge you as a person. I think what you wrote and how you wrote it had a lot of unconscious messages in it, that's all. Something to examine.
The thing that concerns me in the original post is the poster's attitude towards this child. She really seems to have worked from a pre-conceived judgement of the child's eating habits, and she seems to want to change them/make a point. Notice the mad smilie: Quote: I know my friend's son says he doesn't like fruit (or veggies She also seems to have a problem with the child's personality/behavior. Notice the sarcasm: Quote: He right...
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