Should we be spoon feeding our children or should we push the limit and let them think a little more? This was the question that I was asking myself when I was revising an assignment with Ethan. I don’t think we can strike a balance and we are always at a difficult position. I always feel like I’m in a dilemma. If I help him, then it means I’m spoon feeding him, therefore he will always rely on me for answers. If I don’t help him and provide him with the guidance, am I being too cruel to him considering that he is still a young boy?
In the process, I thought to myself that what we need is to help the children with the concepts. If they understand the concepts, with some guidance (ie; not giving them answers but guiding them and provide some hints), our children should be able to learn and slowly, they should be able to learn to be independent. This is not easy and we have to put in extra effort in helping them. Its not a mum’s job, but its our job, as mum and dad.