If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Our great grandson, Andrew is not quite one year old; and he is going through the “investigator stage.” He can’t walk, but he has no trouble going from room to room, from one thing to another, discovering what the world at grandmother’s house looks like and feels like. One of his favorite investigation sites is the connector box where Poppa has several electronic devices attached. It seems there are a series of blinking lights which really foster a lot of curiosity on Andrew’s part.
I remember so vividly the fourth month of the school year, 1994. Pam my nine year old granddaughter, who used to be an above average student suddenly started getting grades that were well below her potential.
For several weeks her parents tried all the usual things that parents try – talking, persuading, urging, and even taking away privileges.
Nothing was working! Mother and Daddy and Pam were all feeling a measure of frustration with each other.