For the past weeks, I've been using Macdonald's nano block to make him learn his spelling properly. (Because he really like the toys) I promise to give him 1 mac toy a week for learning his spelling. It did worked in a way or two, because he came home with 2 out 5 words correct and then the subsequent week he actually got 3 out of 5 words correct, which is an improvement! I see this as motivating him to do something which he used to dislike. If I don't do this, he'll probably not learn anything at all. So is this a good or bad thing to do?
He thinks I'm ''throwing money into the sea'' if I continue with the ''I can read'' classes because Dominic learned ''nothing'' (based on his observation). But to be completely fair, I reasoned that even if Dominic did not benefit anything from the course, we shouldn't entirely blame the school or school teacher. The classes is held only once a week and 1.5hrs for each lesson. He has only attended the classes for 3 months. And given his learning pace and character, he definitely needs more than 3 months. And the school also advised that such courses usually take more than 3 month, but to him these are ''sales talk'' to make you continue classes with them. Seriously I can't. -.- Ok, so in any case if there's a need to put a blame on anyone - it should be his school teacher Mrs Ong's inefficiency in teaching Dominic on the first sounds because she is the one who teaches the same thing everyday. So rightfully and reasonably, Dominic should be benefiting more from Mrs Ong's daily flair classes than the weekly ''I can read'' classes. Right?? I mean logically I should be right mah??
He thinks I shouldn't let Dominic play with my iphone but it's OKAY for him to play with his ipad because the screen is bigger. (causes less harm to the eye) And he sounds so RIGHTEOUS. LOLOLOLOL!
I find it exhausting to discuss about these matters due to our differences in opinions. There is no right or wrong, but maybe we failed to see from each other's point of views.