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|Originally posted by akirasmama
[B]It is hard because sometime he seems to crave more formal learning, he wants to know what everything says, and he wants to learn about math or science. Other times he resists this kind of learning. We are discovering more and more how easily learning comes to him when we just let him be. Still, other time he seems to want more structure.
. If I help too much he gets frustrated, but if I don't do enough he gets frustrated too.
|That being said, there have been times when my kids' intellectual ambitions have outstripped their learning ability and it's been a frustrating time. That's not to say that their intellectual ambitions have outstripped their intellectual abilities, but that they haven't been emotionally able to persist, work through mistakes, tolerate some tough slogging, take some direction, or whatever else it will take to actually do the learning they dream of mastering. These are mental growing pains, and I think they're normal. It doesn't necessarily mean you're not doing the right things. Sometimes kids just need to grow up a little before they're able to take the next leap. Personally I'd just keep muddling along, supporting a child-led child-structured learning paradigm.|
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