So, this week after two weeks back at school, my daughter has started bringing homework back again. Sylvia is doing well at school. She has different talents in different subjects and in some areas that she struggled she has caught up and now there are new areas for us to work on.
My daughter is so so different to me when I was growing up. I was a tomboy. I loved bikes, cars and climbing. Sylvia loves swimming, dance, singing and playing with dolls. She is a girly girl. I was totally not.
Each of us is individuals and unique and I think that’s great. We also blossom in different areas at different times and that’s great too! This week I wanted to share a fantastic quote recognising the unique nature of children.
Children really are special and they all have different talents, strengths and abilities. As an early years teacher, I taught many different kinds. As a new teacher who was not at the time a mother, I remember helping young children through the toilet training stage. It was frustrating and difficult and I remember just how hard it was with some children.
However, by the end of the year, those who were behind and those who were ahead were all on an equal level playing field. All the kids were toilet trained and the hard work had been worth it. I learnt not to push a toddler or young child to move to the next stage but to be patient and let them go at their own pace.
In the end, they all catch up but they do as described in the quote, do things in their own time.
About Angela Milnes
Angela Milnes is a Qualified Early Years Teacher who has specialised in Preschool and Kindergarten teaching. She has a wealth of experience teaching young children and is passionate about kids crafts and having fun as a family. Angela has also taught cooking skills and loves to share both family recipes and easy instant pot recipes here on The Inspiration Edit. Follow her on Pinterest!