My 7 year old daughter came home from school today & said mummy could I just sit with brother for a minute to play with the playdoh before I have to do my homework. Even though I really wanted her to to get the homework done first , I could see she needed a little time out , so I agreed.
I used the next 15minutes to catch up on some paperwork , when she called out "mummy look what I made" In I went to see "look its you mummy". Complete with designer dress , handbag ,earrings , high heels , a smile , surrounded by hearts & a white apple.
I felt sooo touched & thought to myself , imagine if I had insisted she did her home work first. Look at this moment that would have been missed . Sometimes I think society expects too much of our young children , some children thrive on it while others feel immense pressure , children are all different & should be able to be treated individually as much as possible so they can all develop into the person they were sent here to be.
I used to think if you spent the time with children , sent them to the best schools they would find it 'easier' to be more academic , while that is true in some cases it is not always so.
We encourage her in all learning aspects, but we are finding our daughter naturally inspires to be more of the creative & reading type.
That is what makes us all unique.