I've posted on here, when introducing myself, about the anxiety created in parents (myself included in weaker moments
) by parents already tutoring/ kumon-ing their kids in my DS's Yr 1 class. The responses I received mirrored my own instincts which was to support my son now if he needed it in any particular area but otherwise he was FAR TOO YOUNG to be thinking of anything like that!
Now I'm wondering if everyone who's DC got into grammar/ selective independent secondary schools had very brainy children throughout their infant/ junior school life, where it was almost obvious that passing the 11+ well would not be an issue, or whether their children had peaks and troughs in their development or 'took off' at some later stage after a slow or shakey start?
For background, my DS is at an excellent state primary. He is a good middle at maths(without any assistance from me), a strong reader, doing well with his writing, very strong on science (albeit yr 1) and has a good imagination. His teacher describes him as having the higher-level thinking skills that apparently only a few kids in each class/ year (not sure which) have. I'm basically wondering if he's going to be 'up to' the 11+ challenge or whether it's simply too early to tell.
Do we ever stop worrying about our childrens' future?!!