Monday, September 12, 2011

    It is incredible to watch our family grow and change. As they grow up so do their successes and problems. I think they talk about terrible two's a lot just to get a new parent through those years. Maybe, they leave out the growing pains of childhood because it would give any new parent a reason to drop dead cry.
   Pride is the only way you can express the joy of your child getting into a Gifted and Talented program. As we have started moving forward with this new adventure we are already seeing the hardships that are to come. Our wonderful GATE teacher Bob is one of the most amazing, caring, intelligent teaches I have ever met. He is more than a teacher; he is a educator at heart. I have never received weekly emails on homework, progress, successes and failures. I am amazed at his dedication to our kids and their personal growth. I enjoy his emails explaining how much of a stretch this year is suppose to be. How they are going to struggle and how to support them. I believe my girlfriend said it best "Having a gifted child is just like have a child with a learning disability; they both come with a lot emotions" We are figuring this out very fast. 
      Dakota is on her way to a diagnosis of dyslexia and I couldn't be more relieved to know why she is struggling. I have spent a year trying to get her personal help and now she has it. Her first grade teacher seems committed to helping her. I am worried about with this will mean for our family but, I know it is only going to get better.
         Corbynn is wonderful as normal.... Mouthy, funny, and always here for a hug. She is excelling in school and at home. LOVE HER.. luckily things are just as the always are with her right now. I know that won't last but, if I had three in transition I might loose it.

1 comment:

  1. Thats a great photo and they look a lively bunch of children. Really good!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May