Saturday, August 23, 2008

Don't Compare

We often can't deny that we compare our kids to other kids. Oftentimes, this has become the reason of our frustrations. I have experienced this before when one parent came to our school and complained something about her child. She was complaining why her child can't write, and yet her classmates can now write correctly. I told her that each child is different. Some may develop early, some develop late. Especially in writing, it's a skill that needs to be learned and it needs to have practice for it to develop. I guess her child's fine motor skills are not yet fully developed that is why she can't write yet compared to her other classmates.

As parents, let us try not to compare and we need to understand them as they developed.