jar7709 Posted September 17, 2012 Share Posted September 17, 2012 Both my kids are happy and healthy. They each have their own "issues" but nothing I don't think we can't handle. DS learned to read, magically, at about age 5.5 where he could suddenly read at a very high level. I realize this is not typical, even though it is not out of the ordinary for our family. DD turns 6 tomorrow and she is different. While she is learning to read at a slow, steady pace and she can read simple books with a lot of help, she has no signs that she'll suddenly pick it up like her brother did in the near future. She is willing and wants to read and loves books, but the skill itself feels like it is coming so slowly. I know intellectually that all children are different, and that she is not behind her age peers, that I shouldn't push too hard, and that her slow, steady improvement makes us lucky and with more than many parents have. But, in practice, I find myself impatient and wishing she'd just learn it already so we can move on to more interesting things. I feel a little mom-guilt over this. Please tell me I'm not alone here! If you've been in a similar situation, how do you keep that perspective you need "in the moment"? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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