I know we moms all think our kids are the smartest and the most beautiful and the fastest and most well behaved and the best manners etc etc. And that is the way it should be, we should be proud of our angels and also show them at every opportunity that we are proud of their achievements, how little or how insignificant it may seem.
But now – I really do think I have an exceptionally intelligent child on my hands. And no – I’m not just saying it, numerous people have commented on it and even the teacher at her school has said it.
Zoe has now asked me to teach her how to read and she is forever doing “homework”, writing and copying from books and counting and doing sums.
So now my question is – how do I handle this. I’m definitely from the school of do not push your child. I hated it when my parents pushed me and I even stopped running in Standard 9 purely because my father tried to push me and train me. I only started to run again after he died. So pushing won’t happen BUT I also do not want her to miss the opportunity to learn and to grow.
But I also do not want her to be so ahead of her class in Grade R or Grade 1 that she is bored at school because that may create problems later on.
Am I overthinking this? Should I just allow her to do what she wants to do and just guide her when she asks for it or should I now go all out and teach her?
And why does this whole post seem so familiar – have I posted about it before? Hmmmm I wonder – old age maybe?