posted on Nov, 13 2012 @ 01:31 PM
reply to post by Sissel
I am respecting her pace. If she was not ready for modelling, she would not have been drawn to it with such force, and achieving the recognision of
the modelling teacher that she is a natural, ready for it, and with great potential. Like the child asking to have a word explained, she was simply
asking for what she was ready for. I refused for a whole year, and I think that she demonstrated persistance and passion.
And by the way, she grew up very suddenly the past year. (Perhaps because she has Italian blood? born in Italy?) I just feel it has something to do
with it, as my older children, now 24 and 23, from my first marriage, were born in South Africa and not as mature. Every child is different.
Why should I hold her back just because I think children of 5 may not be ready for abstract concepts yet? I learnt this through my studies at Uni and
saw it when I taught foundation faze at school. On the other hand, if a child has a higher aptitude for abstract concepts at an early age, I agree,
one should not hold them back. But such cases are rare.