In the right direction.
Baby K, has a very particular attitude and is very insistant on the things she wants, when she wants them and how she wants them. For the most part she has been dictating the flow of the lessons, given that she tends to get very upset. Coaxing would work however, she would only repeat and engage when she was in the mood. Which is understandable, she's a baby. She was also reluctant to say please or thank you. I felt like I was failing as a teacher. Until this past lesson, she was even more chatter than usual and hugged me. We were holding hands, and she repeated almost everythig I said. Including things like "What's that?" or "So cool". She even called for me by name in the lobby. "Hat, Fish, Colours" were some of the she was saying. She allowed me to guide the lesson and she was saying "please, thank you and here you are". Her mother and I, were so pleased. She didn't jump to tears, but understood when I asked her to do something first, before we did what she wanted.
The right direction, feels very nice, I must say.
- Khanya (Kay) Sensei