How do little children absorb so much? I am amazed.
We as parents need to provide enough stimulation but not force the child to deliver results. ( they are not a project!!)
The choice is made more difficult with the voices within ( & from some fellow bloggers as well) which say do not pressurise and another which says give ample opportunity, help the child realise its potential.
So how does one decide what is sufficient stimulation?
Where is the line between encouragement and enforcement?
When do you stop being chill and become passive or inert?
If the kid is great & enjoys something, is it time for a larger tougher one of the same- would it not frustrate her is she is unable to do it or would she rise to the occasion? Will a prodigy go unnoticed if its parent fails to recognise or worse still, ignores the talent because it is not the usual for a particular age?
I have no answers and seek none. Rules do not apply since there cannot be one. You have to feel and test and be led possibly more by your heart on this one. I guess....