Amy - posted on 08/13/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello. I haven't done this before so here it goes. I have a 5 year old and he is my only child. He wants to go to school but he refuses to learn his numbers, letters, and to write. He is interested for a few minutes then wants nothing to do with it. I believe it's my fault because I waited to long to try to teach teach him but whenever I tried, he wasn't interested. Now, he is so excited about school. I don't know what to do! I printed off activities and even went to ABCMouse.com. He doesn't want to follow instructions or listen to what is said. He just wants to do whatever. I see all his cousins and younger children know the things he should know and it hits me that I did a terrible and selfish thing by procrastinating. I feel terrible and I almost feel like it's too late for him. I feel like I failed as a parent and that hurts me because I know in the long run, it's going to affect him, if it hasn't already. If anybody has any ideas or advice, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!