I have a recent picture of my son as the background for my phone. He has the sweetest smile and calmness in his eyes. There’s a contentment that took a long time to return.
He doesn’t show this side of him all the time or with everyone. When I see it, it confirms that we’re on the right track.
Yesterday, my son took a big step by successfully completing an hour-long science class.
I had a few goals of my own for yesterday’s class, curriculum was actually secondary to my primary intentions.
I wanted my son to step out of his comfort zone and work with a different educator other than me. I wanted him to push his stamina. He did that with one on one instruction for an hour, pushing his thinking for answers and then exploring additional questions.
I wanted a positive learning experience that was hands on and engaging. I wanted him to be okay with the fact that we have other lessons scheduled.
I realize that this is a baby step, but an important one. I want other classes and opportunities to be feasible for my son as he grows and matures.
I’m so proud of him.
By the way, he completed several experiments about electricity and magnetism and he told me that it felt like it was only 15 minutes instead of an hour.
To me, that’s a good thing!