this is just in support of what your doctor told you - it's a clip from a
post i sent elsewhere and i thought some might find it interesting.
i cannot recommend this book enough: Your Child's Growing Mind - A Practical
Guide To Brain Development And Learning From Birth To Adolescence by Jane M.
first, i am a lay person when it comes to this sort of thing,
but: i point it out here because it is rather clear actually (demonstrated
in the above mentioned book) that pushing a child to learn something before
the neuropathways specific to that type of learning are ready, and before a
sufficient amount of myelination has occured can allow the learning to take
place, yes, (coerced learning), but those pathways become unavailable for
the learning they were meant to support, and in effect, the subsequent and
concurrent learning has to be re-routed. letting the learning take place
however at the child's request is a sure-fire way to be certain the child is
emotionally, mentally and physically ready for that learning.
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