Tutoring for toddlers?

Filed under: Toddlers Preschoolers, Preschoolers, Development/Milestones: Babies, Day Care & Education

It isn't uncommon, when it comes to having children, to wanting the best for them. You love your child, you see the potential so, of course, you want to see your child succeed.

But...at what cost?

Just when I thought I've seen it all: Spanish lessons for the under-one set, every form of "class" one could imagine to toddlers, parents have stepped it up a notch. Want your child to do well in school? Well, she better get tutored.

When I think of tutoring, I remember having a teacher come to my house once a week in high school to help me with my way behind the curve math skills. But now, parents are getting tutors for their toddlers so that they can get ahead of the curve, well before the curve even exists.

Flash cards, drills and trying to "get ahead" are now becoming common for 3-year-olds.

Are you KIDDING ME? I've heard about Kindergarten being the new "first grade," but there's no way in Heck I'd enroll my daughter in a program to tutor her before she needs to be tutored! She's two! She's curious on her own, why would I want to start "schooling" her now?

I'm a big believer in letting kids be kids. Heck, I'm worried that her Mothers Day Out program that she's starting in the fall will be too much like school. There's nothing wrong with wanting to read to your child or teach your child new things, but you have to be sure that you don't push the issue too much.

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.