It brings forth tough decisions. Who gets the new bike and who gets the old one? Why? How do we explain this to the one who didn’t get the new bike? What happens when one is truly (even obsessively) decisive, and the other is great at changing his mind? What about the fact that the old bike suits one child more then the other? How about the factor of one being so much more accepting if he doesn’t get the new bike? Are we rewarding bad behaviour by electing for the more demanding one to take home the new bike?
So why the pressure? Why must they learn everything so young?
A strategic way of choosing kids’ extra activities.
I lost stacks of hours in my old, treasured job, and got more hours doing the parts I didn’t like so much. Such is the first year with the youngest kids in school.
Such weeks gain calm and reflection once they’re sleeping…
All kids are different, but what happens when we see the sizeable gaps between children with special needs and those without?