~Boosted Confidence In 8 Minutes!~
February 22, 2018 5:07pm CST
Hey everyone! I hope your day has been going well. Things are good here! =) We have had a lovely Home Schooling day, the kids learned a lot and got a lot of school work done. I graded their papers and organized everything again. Anyway, I said I would share this so I am going to do that. The 7 year old girl I babysit for was struggling in school with reading and writing. Her mom asked if I would help her a bit while she's here. I said of course I would! First thing I noticed with her writing is she did not write a lower case "g" correctly at all. She did something crazy and she told me that is how her teacher taught her to write it. I taught her a different way. I told her to write a "c" and then give it a tail. Oh my goodness-it clicked!! Within 8 minutes the difference was night and day with her "g"! She was finally so proud of herself when before she lacked total confidence in anything she did school wise. The picture is her before and after!
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• Gainesville, Florida
What a great way to teach her the proper way to write a "g." It's amazing that such a simple gesture has resonated so well with her and has given her so much confidence! Sometimes, all that's needed is a small success to keep building on. Great work Jennifer!
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• Jacksonville, Florida
@moffittjc Thank you! It's the way I taught my own children and it worked so well. It was amazing to see the difference in her. She thought she was dumb and after she did the g so well-she realized it's not true! She just needed someone to take the time to work with her and I was so happy to do it! =)
@LovingMyBabies I believe Jennifer, that everyone is different and react to things in their own way. After years of being told I am nothing 8 minutes would not help me believe in confidence. For me I have to find it in my own way and be proud of myself because I do not have others patting me on the back and telling me they are proud.
• Jacksonville, Florida
@cintol My children do learn many life lessons such as budgeting, counting money, using coupons, cooking, doing laundry, fishing, writing in cursive, taking care of younger children since they help when I babysit and with their siblings, they have all gone to work with my husband doing remodeling, etc...I know in public school they don't and that is sad-I agree!