Well, the other day was the first day of 2 of trying to do some light correction - and she has given up. We have one more lesson, but she thinks we should quit until September and start again hoping that he is "more mature". I have a hard time seeing how a 5 year old could be less mature than a 2 or 3 year old! She has made me feel like a failure.
She is also the head of the program here.
She doesn't think that another teacher would be any better with him, as he will require some correction with anyone. And she said basically that if we wanted to try another teacher, that she would only consider placing him with the teachers with a lot of experience..... And this week, she said that she would only consider his group teacher (so that there would be the familiarity as well) - and that she wasn't sure the group teacher had any room. I talked very briefly to the group teacher and she generally keeps her studio list small because she is a nurse - so the time of teaching may vary from week to week. However, I know from talking to her in the past that she has worked with "strong-willed" students before, as her own son was strong-willed - so although the changing time might be a big pain (and hard on my son, who a steady routine would probably be better) - I think it may go better.
I just am so frustrated. I'm trying hard to be happy and supportive where- ever my son is in the process.... but I feel like either I failed, which makes me feel bad, or our teacher has failed, which makes me very upset because maybe we would have been further on the road if I had switched teachers last year (or over the summer, like I considered - or heck, even last month.....)