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Apparently it's inappropriate to teach my daughter how to.....

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
To count.

My daughter is 15 months old.

We were counting with her stacking cups as she was stacking them.

We would get to five. She'd knock them over. Giggle. And we would restart.

I got my phone out and recorded her counting with me.

After she knocked them over and giggled she restarted, and stacked three while counting "one............twooooooooook...........fweeeeee" then looked at me to say four and five while she stacked and held her fingers )she can't say four and five yet, but she can show on her fingers).

Sil called the house phone. I ended the video and answered the phone.

She asked what were doing and I said "I was just helping dd count and making a video of her to show my dh"

She says "you've been teaching her to count".

And I said "well not really. I always count her snacks out for her. And she started showing me 1-3 on her fingers so today I started counting cups with her"

Sil goes on to say that at 15 months she is not at an appropriate age for us to be teaching her to count. And that shoving education down her isn't going to make her enjoy, it will make her hate it And then she won't want to learn.


Wtf?

First off, I wasn't aware that there was a specific age to you had to reach before your parents could start teaching you numbers.

Second, she was having fun counting and stacking cups with me!

What the hell???



Eta- she has one child, he is 7 months old.
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 5:59 PM
Replies (11-20):
PinkyPan
by Ruby Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

She is an idiot. Keep doing what you are doing. Good job BTW.

mem82
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

That's an odd thing to be told.

MamaJess9
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:03 PM

Your SIL is a nutbag.

junebaby11
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM
She sounds like an idiot. If she has children shes probably jealous and thinks you look like the better parent. Keep teaching that baby she's enjoying it its important to show children education can be fun :)
livelaughlov26
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if she is jealous if perhaps your dd is more advanced than hers were at that age. Maybe?


Quoting morrigan914:

Yes, and I'm sure she's on CM.



Quoting livelaughlov26:

Does she have kids?

Nee86
by Silver Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM
Your sil is crazy. I started teaching my DD at 12 months and she'll be 3 on the 16th. She.counts to 20 on her own. I figure the sooner the better.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM
It's not like you we're counting drug money... Tell SIL to pull the stick out of her ass. Apparently it's jammed so far it's causing rampant stupidity.
Talienas
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM
Wow.... you should laugh at her and show everyone you know! Be proud!! :)
rachellaree20
by Rachel on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM

Your SIL is...special.  I learned to read simple words and things when I was aroud 18 months!  How is having fun and learning with your child "forcing education down their throats"?  Wow, I'd tell her to kindly keep her opinions to herself.

KaylinC03
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 6:05 PM
Ridiculous. Ignore her.

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