My son Takeh sometimes uses his parents’ chopsticks to eat his food.
He thinks it’s fun, but as a parent, I’m happy that he’s learning to use chopsticks. That’s why I bought them for him.
The chopsticks are designed like tweezers with rings for the thumb, index, and middle fingers.
The chopsticks are designed like tweezers with rings for the thumb, index, and middle fingers. The chopsticks are designed like tweezers with rings for the thumb, index, and middle fingers. This allows the user to learn how to hold the chopsticks properly.
However, using chopsticks by just putting fingers in the rings may not be easy. There is a technique to transfer power to the tips of the chopsticks to pick up food.
Takeh has no interest in learning such methods. So, in less than a minute, he became tired of using chopsticks. There’s no need to make him use them now.
When I mentioned to the nursery school teacher that I occasionally use chopsticks at home, she suggested that I focus on mastering the use of spoons and forks instead. Nowadays, he frequently eats with a spoon held from above, but initially, he asked for his hand to be shaped like a pen when holding the utensil.
It’s hard to reach the nursery school. Whenever we share any story about Takeh or include him in our contact sheets, the day-care center gives us a tough time by saying something like, “That’s not quite right…” Then, they instruct us to fix it.
For instance, we said, “He attempted to eat with chopsticks, so we permitted him to use chopsticks at his discretion.” However, the daycare center voiced concerns about our approach, stating that we did not teach him to use a spoon or fork.
Another time, I called my child to come home from the park, but he refused to leave. I waited on the park’s edge for around 10 minutes while he played by himself. I had thought that it was a good sign that my child was able to enjoy himself in the park without needing my assistance. However, the day-care staff told me that the child’s solo playtime would give him confidence and he would seek to play independently away from his parents more and more. The daycare center believes that when children successfully play alone, it encourages them to play independently from their parents more frequently.
After numerous conversations, I concluded that the contact sheets only needed to include remarks like “He’s in good spirits today” or “He’s smiling.”I want to keep our good relationship with the day-care center, but I found out that we don’t see eye-to-eye on some things. The center prioritizes the safety of the child, while the parents focus on their child’s growth and development.