How do you instil confidence in a 6 year old girl? That's a genuine question, answers in the comment box below please.
A is a happy, content, smiley little girl. She is generous, kind and genuine. She asks after others, is polite and has maternal tendencies. But she doesn't believe she is good at anything. In fact she thinks the opposite, that she is the worst. Maths is her main problem, I can't even talk about it without her crying. Mentioning maths homework causes such panicked and angry outbursts - so unlike her. She doesn't want to read, although she can. She says she has the fewest house points in her class and when she got one spelling wrong in her spelling test, she couldn't be consoled for over an hour. Poor A.
Do you think there is too much pressure in schools for some types of children, all this testing and homework and work sheets?
Or does this 'competition' set them up for the 'real world?'