See this kid here.
She is refusing to speak at kindy. This is the second term she’s stayed silent. The speech therapist tells me she made a rule to herself to deal with her anxiety. Now, she’s not anxious anymore she can’t break her rule. You see, she is a very good rule keeper. Just ask her about her rule not to ever eat fruit and vegetables. Drinking them in a smoothie or eating them in ice-cream is fine, but actually “eating” them – NEVER. In other words, she is a little bit of a control freak.
So, as she sang one of her favourite songs she learned at kindy yesterday, I asked if I could tape her and show her teachers. “Sure,” she said with a big smile on her face. Apparently videos aren’t breaking her rule. Heart melted.
I think she is going to be just fine.
I’m hoping once she finds her voice at kindy she may quieten down a little at home.
Do your kids make rules too?