Updated: Aug 2, 2022
Ok- so we'll start with the obvious- hair color and height. Yes, our 3 daughters are quite different- a blonde, a brunette and a red head. Not only in obvious physical features, but our daughters are all wonderfully different and unique in their academic approach, interests, and also in how they do things.
Let me share a bit more.
Well, our oldest- give her some information- not too much and not too little, let her map out when and how she will get it done and she will probably be good to go 2 days before an assignment is due. She also, even to this day in college, will handwrite color coded weekly schedules and makes sure checks off each item as she goes. She can get a bit stressed when schedules change at the last minute, but has learned how to adapt and cope. We saw this in her even as a child in elementary school. Now, she will enter her Junior year in college.
Elise's MO is 6-8-3-4.
Our middle daughter- needs very little information; in fact- she shuts down if you give her too much data. She also needs to do things her own way and in her own time. She often waits until the last minute (which drives me crazy by the way). And... she would RARELY sit still at the kitchen table or a desk to do her homework in elementary or high school. Instead, she would often be found sitting on the floor or on her bed to do her schoolwork. I'd ask her if she'd like to sit at a desk- nope. We even created a great homework space for her- nope. Or- at times, she would stand. What? That's now how I would do it.
Isabel's MO is 3-3-5-7.
Our youngest, well her way readily aligns with the traditional way subjects are taught at school- give her lots of information, tell her the way to do it and give her the deadline- DONE.
Lila's MO is 8-6-4-2.
So, what exactly does all this mean?
What this means is- no matter how smart your child/student is or isn't, you could be missing the boat on how they will do things or accomplish things naturally.
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