I have a tendency to worry over where my oldest is academically...I never worry about my 2nd or 3rd kids...just the firstborn.
It started with reading...he was 7 and not reading, I was freaking out to my friends about it..not to him. I stopped trying to teach him, and the kid taught himself..and took off with reading.
Lately I have been concerned about his writing ability. My 7yo will write stories, and even make books...but my 9yo has shown no interest. Then yesterday, that all changed. He picked up a notebook and a pencil, declared he was going to make a journal..and proceeded to write.
Today he sat at the table and copied paragraphs out of a book...to help him write better. His handwriting has improved dramatically as well. After he copied out of a book, he wrote his own little story about a detective.
Another lesson for me in trusting him to forge his own path and make his own way in his journey.