My daughter had a very hard couple of years and became withdrawn and very sad. Having trouble adjusting to a big move , she felt like an outsider at school, her self esteem was fragile.
Enter Fidgets2Widgets! Fast forward and I see the girl she’s supposed to be! She is completely engaged and even seems to be leading some of the games.
This is a safe, and warm place that allows kids the freedom to let their brain play!
I will be forever thankful to Fidgets2Widgets for helping my daughter find happiness again.
Mary (Maisy’s Mom) from Portland
It’s much more common than you think. You are not alone. Parents everywhere are struggling to keep up with their children in math, science and the digital arts. This may be the first generation where parents don’t know better or more. How could we possibly know more when everything is moving so quickly? Learning is now an exponential process and no longer linear.
So what to do when your child is talking about how to scale the picture correctly or use function keys to unlock the frozen screen and you have no idea what they just said? What do you do when your child is beginning algebra in 4th grade and needs help with common core concepts? You smile and pause. You take a deep breath and relax in the knowledge that your child really does have a leg up on you. We want our kids to have more, be smarter and live more easily than we have done, right? Be grateful for this day.
Remind yourself that it’s never too late to learn. How better to connect with your “little Einstein” than to ask them for help, or better yet “google” help together. As Paula Prober recently posted in Your Rainforest Mind, “It’s never too late to be your gifted self.” You might just discover that you CAN keep up with your kids and grandkids. You are quicker and smarter than you knew!
My twelve-year old son visited the orthodontist this week and now has a full set of braces. My heart jumps every time I see his metal smile, for it seems my little boy is disappearing. I didn’t realize what an affect this metal hardware would have on me. I had no idea that a dental procedure would be responsible for driving home the point that my son is now an adolescent. I suppose I’m glad that I live in a time when the rites of passage are benign. I don’t have to worry about my son being killed in a warrior’s battle or lost on a pilgrimage. I do have a few more years of mothering ahead, before he starts dating or driving. But time is passing quickly. I want to savor every moment. I don’t have time to worry about yesterday. I don’t have time to plan too much for tomorrow. I just want to cherish today and that sweet metallic smile that’s meant just for me.