OK so I part-time home-school my boys (ages 4.5 yrs, 2.5 yrs and 10 months - 10 months old "education" is party tricks lol ;-))
We've had a rough situation in the past with my 4.5 yo with op-positional behaviors. They are really improving as we have dealt with a yeast/bacterial overgrowth and gluten sensitivity. At any rate, DS is VERY bright. We brought him to some developmental pediatrics to help with some of the harder behaviors and shyness (he's got a fear of failure etc). They were doing a pediatric school readiness exam with him. He did very very well except with writing and counting. Why does he need to be writing well at this age? Is he really considered "behind" as a preschool age kid who likes to add too many lines to his "E" because it looks cool?
They also suggested that we work with either a family psychotherapist or behavioral aide to help with his "shyness" and to make sure he doesn't "fall behind or get overlooked at school and withdraw."
I really think his shyness is fine. It is what it is. Oftentimes really bright kids are very very shy. I feel like if we push him to be more open it will backfire. I think also saying that a kid who did exceptionally well on the exam except for one area and is being labeled as "behind" in the area is a little extreme.
Has anyone been there done that? I obviously don't want my kid to be "behind" others kids capabilities. But, he is a boy and writing is not interesting for him. He's been beginning to read already, so maybe his "writing" his "behind" because he's attempting to read?
Any insights would be helpful....TIA