- Nathan has always been on the go. It used to drive me bonkers that he couldn't sit down at the dinner table for all his squirming. He also had a tough time with circle/line time. Surprisingly, he has always done very well on long car rides.
- Because of his inability to focus or stay on task, potty training was a nightmare. He didn't want to be bothered to pay attention to the signals his body was giving him. Also, just the act of going into the bathroom was a problem because he didn't want to stop his activity.
- He has a low frustration-tolerance. I thought it was just because he was my child; I don't have much patience and I get frustrated when things don't go just the right way. This may be the answer for why he can't hold a writing utensil correctly, or write many letters or numbers. He can tell you precisely how they are formed, and can make letters/shapes out of other things (like pretzels or blocks). I think he just can't be bothered to sit still long enough to learn how. I wonder if that was my dad's problem?
- I do believe that his lack of focus is also to blame for him not riding his bike more proficiently. He can steer OR pedal, but he has a tough time remembering to do both. Same thing with his scooter. We have been practicing, but it has to be his idea.
So here is my question to you: what do you see better now that you are beyond a certain situation?
Thanks for reading.