I know everyone says that about their kids. And I promise your little one is a beautiful genius too! I whole heartedly believe there is something special in each and every kid, but Bluey? He is a very fast learner.
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See, I get upset with myself because sometimes I sorta wish he wasn't so clever. Especially since starting school this year.
Which makes me furious because I want as many doors opened for him as possible.
Everyone automatically assumes because he is one of the youngest kids in the year he is on the lower scale for his acedemics. Rightfully so! When you haven't met a kid I guess it's easier to group them according to age and assume they will be around the same level for tasks.
I thought the Best Start assesment they have brought in was a brilliant idea, but I guess there isn't too much emphasis on it? At least that i've noticed in our case.
Bluey gets home from school bored. It's not challenging for him at all. He is very social, despite never having gone to preschool, and adjusts easily to change. All you have to do is tell him what is expected of him and he's sweet.
When I appraoch his teachers about his boredom I always worry that firstly they won't believe me, or what he is telling me may not be the case in class, and secondly that i'm coming off as the pushy overbearing mother.
But what are my choices? To shut my trap about my concerns and hope for the best and then find out later down the track that I should have spoken up?
Or do I speak up and run the risk of being the parent the teacher dispises approaching them?
I've always lived by the rule of doing what's right by my kids, what I feel is in their best intrests because I am afterall their advocate.
Lately though, i've been questioning it.
I think i've become the mother that teachers cringe when they see.
So now I worry that my speaking up on occasion (I promise it's not every day, or even weekly) is going to come back to hurt him.
Do I just need to shut up? What would you do if your child came to you complaining that their school work was too easy on a regular basis?
For the record Bluey has a wonderful teacher. I cannot sing her enough praise. She works with him mostly on a one on one basis, or sets him up on work that is a little more advanced than the rest of the kids, as well as sending home extra homework and is always thinking ahead about how to involve him and push him individually. It's just that he's still complaining to me things are too easy, and zips through his homework with zero problems. I feel torn between if I need to speak up, or if I need to talk to him about slowing down.