For a little background, my oldest 2 boys, Little P and Little E are EXACTLY 365 days apart. Little P had speech delays, and we suspect he is dyslexic. Little E is well spoken, and a book worm. Because here in our lovely province, speech therapy is only offered publicly until children are school aged with out enrolment in the public schools, Little P received very little help, and the therapist we saw was not very good. We decided to hold Little P back a year, and school the boys together. At first things went really well. Both boys were progressing and there was no competition. Grade 1 came, and Little E was excelling. Little P was struggling. Grade 2. Little E was doing so well (100% on everything all the time) we made a decission to skip him ahead. He worked really hard, and completed Grade 2 and 3 in one year.
Adding to this struggle, is the addition of Little S in Kindergarden. Little S also has had speech issues, and struggles with his fine motor skills. We are working slowly with him, so he can develop his skills so he stays encouraged.
Little A is also doing some Preschool work this year. All of this combined with Little C's disability is keeping me super busy, and almost bald!
So now we are needing to make some decisions. While Little E is doing great, I am really struggling with Little P. He guesses all the time. Even things he had done correctly in the past, he is doing wrong. He believes he is not as smart as his brother, which breaks my heart.
Today we went and bought some new curriculum for Little P. We are hoping that the new curriculum style will be easier for him. I really was hoping to keep everyone using the same curriculum to keep costs down. Unfortunately, if we keep going like this, Little P won't be getting the education I want for him.
So much to take in!
The up today is Little A, who is not quite 4, has learned to write his name! I am so proud!