So recently my son has started taking a tumbling class. As of now he is the only boy in the class… and I say that because, compared to the girls…he looks out of control.
It does make me laugh a little bit. He is definitely more “spirited” than the girls. Which I usually do not have an issue with.
The issue we have been facing is obedience.
At home, when I give him instructions, he is usually very good at following them. But for some reason, when it comes to his teacher, he does what ever he wants. He WILL NOT SIT STILL. Which surprisingly happens a lot in tumbling class because each child gets a chance to do the activity.
And he cannot seem to sit still.
If he is sitting he is CONSTANTLY bouncing up and down, kicking his legs, and swinging his arms. I am just sitting there thinking…”How hard is it to sit still?!?!?”
I want him to feel free and excited, but I also want to instill respecting his elders (or teachers). I thought that teaching him obedience was a breeze…mostly because he listens to me. I just assumed when I told him he needed to listen to his teacher he would.
That being said the Lord has been teaching me what to do with him through some areas of disobedience I need to work on personally. I have been stubborn to do some of the things God has shown me. He has never told me I have to do something but I have suffered my own consequences by not doing them. I realized that my son was just getting a lecture from me when he wasn’t listening. There was no real consequence for not listening. I have learned that children need boundaries, stability, and consequences in order to learn.
Next time I will go over what the Lord is teaching me about obedience. Contact us if you need help.