Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Little Success = Big Joy

While it is pretty easy to teach Rayyan numbers and alphabets, teaching him self-help skills require lots of PATIENCE and I must admit that we don't have that at times, preferring to help him and do it for him. Then we will remind ourselves to give him time, be patient and let him do it on his own. Teaching him one simple skill may take weeks and even months.

But once he succeeds, it gives us so much joy and satisfaction. It teaches us to appreciate the little things in life.

For example, we have been teaching Rayyan to take off his own shoes. Removing the strap is easy for him but to lift his legs and remove his shoes, take some time for him to master. So we have to take his hand and guide him again and again.

And finally yesterday, he did it all by himself!!! Yay!!!! Just by taking off your shoes on your own, you have made Mummy and Daddy so happy and proud!! =D