My parenting skills are again being put the the test again. Yesterday, Gordon's tuition teacher informed me she can no longer accommodate him in her class starting next month. For many other moms who hear news like this, it's easy to just go look for another. But for me, it's not. I've asked a few before and none is willing to help Gordon out once i've explained to them my kid's autistic. On the positive side, i get to save 120 bucks each month.
No, i'm not going to go round looking for tutors for my kid anymore. In fact, i dont even want to send my kid over to her for the remaining days of the month even though i've paid. No point as he's not paying attention there. I now have to restructure his study hours properly. Final exams is drawing near and i intend to give him a good head start. Most important now is i dont stress him out with too much boring study hours.
My biggest barrier is the Chinese language. Both hubby and i doesnt speak nor read Mandarin. The only thing i can do now is to wait for a friend to SMS me the day's homework hopefully before 8pm. Then, drive over to my sis and ask my nieces to explain to me the homework, especially those in chinese for his activity books. Whatever that i cannot finish by bedtime will have to be done the following day before class commences. That means, i have to leave the house as early as possible to catch a parent so that i can ask her for help.
See, it's more like i'm the one going back to school all over again. And this time, i have to study Chinese too @#$%^&*(). If i cannot handle the Chinese subjects, i cant expect my kid to perform well too. I can only help Gordon score for all the other subjects in English & BM. What to do? Oh, dont tell me to switch him to another school. Dont even give me suggestions unless you've handled autistic kids on a 24/7 basis. You wont understand how difficult it can be for autistic kids to get used to a new environment all over again. Damn.... i'm so farking tired...... both mentally and physically.