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gosh, you seem to find fault with all other parenting styles but your own. Why not just accept that every family is different? every child is different & enjoy life a bit.
honestly, you seem to judge so many situations on a daily basis. I can barely find time to mind my own business, I can't imagine finding time tostrang put my nose in a strangers business.
Gosh, Sam, did you read Cassie's post, or are you just knee-jerk reacting to the thread title?I read her saying how much she admires this mom; how nice and intelligent and happy the children seem. I don't see anywhere at all that she is finding fault with anything.
A lot of this is folk memories and cultural hangovers.
I would say that "Her learning time is 3 to 5 hrs aday. They are only 5 yrs old." and "I think the mom is doing a good job but it just seems so much she is putting on these little ones" are nicely veiled slams against the other mother, neatly hidden inside what seem to be compliments. Still and all, this wasn't as openly derogatory as most and was stated in a manner that actually invited conversation rather than just asking to be validated.
Cassie it sounds wonderful and fun. Hope all of you enjoy the time spent together.
I think it is great that JB has two new playmates....you can never have too many friends. But I feel it is not a good idea to have her over there when the mother has a speech therapist there for her daughter. This person is getting paid to work with Ceecee not your granddaughter and the mother has no right to expect him or her to also work with another child. The therapist is making a house call, it is not a group session and JB's pressence will detract from what the therapist is trying to accomplish. There are seven days in the week....surely the visits can be scheduled around those visits.
Also, has JB's dr. suggested she would benefit from speech classes? If not leave well enough alone. I had a daughter who stuttered for a while but it soon passed. She is pretty young to be worried about it just now.
Kindergarten for 5 year olds is a full school day here, so the little ones are there just as long as the older kids. They used to have a 20 minute nap that older kids didn't have but there were still learning a large part of the day. Even 4 year old Kindergarten is full day but with a bit more play time than the 5 year olds.
JB needs to be seen by a speech specialist. She could have a different problem than the other child. As others have also pointed out it is not fair to the speech therapist to spring another student on him/her.
May I suggest that you SOB or just plain BUTT out. I was NOT finding fault with this mom. She is doing the jobs of 3 mom's. She has goals for her kids and wants to see them excel to their highest ability.
As far as judgeing situations, I call them as I see them and they are, JMHO take it or leave it.
2 of my boys went to speech therapy once they started school. When I asked the doctor should we start earlier he told me no, that a lot can change in five years. We waited, they went in school and by 3rd grade were out of speech therapy.
I think it is fine to keep children busy at any age. There are so many activities out there and experiencing different ones allows them to find out what they are comfortable with, may excel at, or simply enjoy.
It is great that they are all in play group. A good social experience.
I will try to explain this the best I can. The girl hired to come to the house is a speech therapist but she does NOT come specifically to work with the little boy one on one. She plays games with the kids, and interacts with all of them. When needed she is helping him and correcting his speech. The mom prefers to have another child there for him to play with besides his twin sister. Him and JB got along really good.
We talked to JB's teacher and she said next year would be the time to have her evaluated and get into one of the speech programs. This year they had 2 full time therapist and they had to let one go due to budget problems.
If for some reason she can't get in then I will see about a private therapist for her. I will say tho, that since she has started kindergarten there has been a big improvement. Both DD and I noticed it and we are working with her at home.
I agree with Lil. When she starts school, they will help her if needed. I guess It wouldn't hurt her now. But, my DS stuttered when he was young. I was afraid he would need help, but, by the time he started kindergarten, he had stopped stuttering.
My DD didn't even start talking till just before she was two! She had her own "language" and her 4 year old brother always knew what she meant or wanted. Then we took care of their cousins for a week that summer and all of a sudden she started talking! Before that, she didn't need to talk so she didn't!
But she had trouble with her "er" sounds. She prounced it "oo" like in smooth. The summer before she started kindergarten, I worked with her and by the time school started, she was fine. Back then, there weren't any speech therapists in school that I knew of. But if she had continued to have problems, I would have found some one to help her. We did it on our own though. Back then, kids would have made fun of her if she wasn't talking right.
[Lady Fingers, my response was directly a result of reading the entire post carefully. Perhaps you missed some of the negative comments.
Please note, the word AND is in caps - karate, tennis AND piano. Why caps for and - to me it was "karate & tennis is enough pressure"
Also note the title of the post - Pressure on these little kids? why word is as such if it was not to imply Cassiebabe thought it was to much pressure?
quote user="Cassiebabe_Calif"]Her learning time is 3 to 5 hrs aday. They are only 5 yrs old[/quote
the OP makes it sound like at 5 years old. 3-5 hours a day is to much learning time - jmo
The first question was - What do you think about this? so I said what I think instead of some fluff answer but if that is waht is expected or wanted, then don't ask what a person thinks becasue its not always going to be a pat on the back & a right on type answer.
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