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abit of a laugh

I just have abit of a story that cracked me up... my family went on a holiday which included a kids club. My husband and I took our children to have a go. My then 3 year old gifted "perfectionist" son was also involved. The activity was to make "silly faces". This was drawing parts of the faces on a big piece of paper, cutting them out, then sticking them on a nother piece of paper in all different places so the ears would be at the eyes, the mouth on the forehead...and so on. When the nice lady explained this, my 3 yr old went OFF!! He absoloutely REFUSED!!! We heard a whole tantrum with him saying things like " NO, THATS NOT how a face goes!" A MOUTH doesn't go THERE!, You CANT do that!!!" I think every child was told off that day!!! Luckily, hes nearly five now and has learnt he doesn't have to throw a tantrum( Most of the time), but he still REFUSES to draw ANYTHING that isnt as it is! :)
Date: 6-June-2009 @ 7:21 am
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Author: rexy

Re: abit of a laugh

I like the sound of your boy! He loves the real world and thats not a bad thing.
Date: 27-August-2009 @ 11:06 am
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Re: abit of a laugh

It is interesting that he rejects conceptual thinking. Its also lovely and you might expect that to stay with him for life. Not all kids are amused by the pretend world.

Quite frankly i think a good does of reality is missing in many kids. They tend to engage a make believe world and reject the "way things really are". This can be very devastating later on when they have to look for new ways to "escape".

I would encourage him to stay in the real world. If you haven't already done so, might i recommend a charming true story written by a man named Fynn. The Book is called, "Mister God this is Anna." You can pick it up second hand for next to nothing at places like abebooks.com.

Your boy sounds as charming as this little girl, who by all standards was certainly gifted.

Yours,

David
Date: 27-August-2009 @ 11:06 am
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