My goal for S was to be more independent. And man, was this a toughie. We’re all just used to helping him out. I think it was extra hard on Drew, as having him do something himself is WAY more harder then just helping him with it.
I tried to extend it to all areas in his life. Lessons, chores, wii, computer time.
Did I mention that Spencer didn’t talk until Conner left for Kindergarten? Let’s just say that when someone sees him struggling, he just does it for him… isn’t that helpful? Just this morning at Spencer’s typing computer game, I saw Conner doing it for him… HELLO, the idea is to LEARN TYPING, not to LEARN HOW TO GET US TO TYPE FOR HIM!!!!
Neeldess to say, it was a struggle for all of us and it’s been fairly successful. We’re working hard on having him “talk like a big boy” (and any of you who know Spencer — knows what I’m talking about).
I know this one is going to take time, but welcome to the big leagues little guy. It’s first grade time now!