Deciding whether your child is bright, and how and when to give her the right kind of attention, requires careful observation. For tis, it can be very helpful to keep a diary. It may be sound like a bit of a chore but it helps you to take a step outside the hurly-burly of everyday living so that you can get a clearer, more objective, view of what is happening in your family.
* Small notebook is perfect.
* Preferably with a hard cover so that it will last over the years.
* Jot down things as they happen or when you feel like it.
3 aspects to write about your child:
– It can help you see changing patterns in your child’s development.
– It can help you see things in perspective, and may help to spot potential problems before they have a chance to become entrenched.
– It will develop a feeling for your child’s character and at the same time, you can watch out for any special talents.
Source: Dr. Joan Freeman, child psychologist