I would appreciate anyone to share their insight of experiences with me.
I have a 5 year old son who will be entering kindergarten this month and I think he is very smart just like many other children I read about in this forum. He reads very well his favorite is Thomas and Friends, but he is starting the magic tree house books. He does math additon and subtraction. He is doing double digit math with carrying and borrowing. He is starting multiplication. He is writing extremely well with full sentences with appropriate endmarks. He spells well and is very analytical. I don't want to sound like I am bragging but you get the picture.
My problem is that I am worried because he is very competative with everything especially learning. I cannot keep up with him and I am afraid I am not being the best parent. He is so competative that I only show him once how to do something and he will refuse help so that he can do it himself. After I show him anything he will not allow me to help. If I try, because I see he is having trouble he will get mad and ask that I stop. He is like that with everything.
He can not read music but plays cute short songs many that are childhood favorites other he make up. But they sound cute. They are simple but enjoyable.
When we do arts and crafts his average nothing spectacular.
He plays well with other children and is very socially mature for his age. I have no worries there.
What can I do to help him stop being so competative. I thing it stresses him out when he does not perform perfect on things. If he is not perfect in a game, video game,cleaning, anything he gets upset. I talk to him over and over. But he just wants to be so smart and perfect. I don't know how this happened and I am worried.
I think I need to mention he does not have any behavioral issues. He is well behaved for his age. He is compassionate and caring. He is an excellent big brother to his two younger sisters.
I worry what will he be like in school.
He makes me teach him everyday.I enjoy it and we have fun. We go on a lot of trips and learning in many different ways. But I am not hesistant because he seems obsessed. Am I doing something wrong?