Monday, April 7, 2008

she's got her swimming diploma

april 7 2008

She did it!!

She's got her swimming diploma.

It was fun to see her bussy with the little kids in the swimmingpool, but she was more impressive swimming like she's never done something else in her life.

Years ago she was a bit afraid. And she wasn't motivated to learn to swim.

Some parents took their children to swimming lessons for over a year, following the few lessons from school.
I couldn't, and I didn't.

I guess I'm too much of a Maria Montessori mom to force a child into an area of development it isn't ready for.
Even though many people in this watery country consider swimming of utmost importance, I always remember the words of my teacher and collegue (yep, I've been a swimmigntutot for a couple of years).
She said that when children think they can swim and fall in the cold water, they will realise they're in cold water and before they realise they can swim their muscles spasm.

So I told my children to stay away from the lake, and told them to come to me when they were ready to have swimminglessons.

This little lady though managed to convince her teacher that she was just the person (with her twinsis) to fill the empty spaces in the schoolbus and swimmingpool.

Within two months she's got her diploma.

She was proud, soooo proud!!!

And so was mom!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad people are starting to become aware of what Autism is. I know I had no idea what it was when we first found out my brother was diagnosed with it.


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