Last weekend my daughter and I went to a birthday party for one of her friends who just turned three. The party was fine (and no, I didn't bring a sibling gift), but as we were visiting with the birthday girl after the party I was amazed to see her write her name-perfectly legibly, mind you-all by herself. My daughter, who is also 3, cannot do that. Heck, I have a hard time even getting my girl to spell her name aloud.
Immediately I went into panic mode. My daughter is behind-when she starts kindergarten she isn't going to be able to keep up. The first thing I did when we got back home from the party? Went straight to Toys 'R Us and got my daughter letters, numbers and shapes flash cards for her to begin practicing writing asap. The next thing I did? Cancelled the cable. No more TV until she can write.
I know it seems a little extreme. Okay, a lot extreme. My boyfriend says I'm being that competitive mommy I despise. But I really don't think this is the competitive sideRead More »from Some Parents Are Afraid Their Kid Will Be Ugly–I’m Afraid My Daughter Will Be Stupid