I guess I have a few worries about taking a break.... A part of this has had a power-struggle feel... and I don't want Delta to decide that he can get out of something by acting-up. And he is bright-enough to figure that out. I feel that a 6 month break is a waste of time. Also, he has been working hard on practicing every day, so that he can get his 100 practices in 100 days trophy at the spring concert - and that will not happen if we are out of the program. And his Echo will be starting in September.
I suggested to the teacher her teaching me again, and him watching, and she has said no to that... and the program here doesn't do joint classes...
I know that sometimes a break can make a difference, but I really don't think it will - as things didn't improve for long after the summer break - and I don't "buy" that a 5 year old needs to mature more with a program that a 2 or 3 year old can do.
I just don't see Dr. Suzuki having ever said that this child can't do it now, come back in 7 or 8 months.