Kieran’s brain is different from most that I have met.
He stretches me to accept unique ways of thinking about and doing things.
For example, since about fourth grade, and ever since, Kieran has read at least three, and up to five books simultaneously.
Test him on his understanding of these books? He passes with flying colors.
Complain that he should be reading one book at a time? He will stop reading.
I think that this way of reading keeps him from losing interest. If his interest is waning, he switches to a different book for a bit.
I’ve learned, instead of criticizing his habit, to recognize it as his way and show him respect.
He is some reader, after all.