Learning Math Upside Down

Haydn has completed his fourth day of school. He is four years old in K-5. He is different than his sister in many ways. Lucia has had her concerns about how his education experience would go. Would he get it? Would he be able to pay attention? If he doesn’t pay attention would it be a character issue or a capacity issue? Meaning is it a sin issue or physical limitations or combination of both? I don’t know. We didn’t know. We were unsure how this would work. He is a different kind of boy.

Needless to say we have been impressed by God. We have been humbled by God again. We have found another opportunity to express gratitude to God for his constant kindness to us.

In short, Haydn is doing very well. He is a very quick study. We caught a glimpse of this as he has been sitting beside Tristen for the past six months during her piano lessons. He has picked up several things just by sitting there and he doesn’t seem to mind sitting beside her during her lesson.

On Day Four of his schooling mommy was teaching him his numbers. He asked if he could stand on his head while he did his counting. Mommy paused, thought and then conceded to the request. He stood on his head, feet against the wall and did his numbers. He did them very well by the way. His self-created process of doing math seems to work. 

It’s odd, but it works.

I told Lucia we need to video what he is doing and when he graduates in 13 years we’ll play the video. Mommy will be balling her eyes out as she sees her little boy getting his diploma while reflecting on his first four days of school upside down.

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Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).

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