"She has a 30 minute class once a week...but she is not ready to sit and listen even for that much time! "
Many many parents of younger children have complains like that nowadays.
There are 2 things parents are complaining about here.
SIT and LISTEN
They want both...
But they can't see both.
They can't see or gauge how much their child is listening..... And so they complain and complain about their child is not sitting.
But it is the listening that is more important.
So focus on that.
Remember... Your child will listen when they think it is important.
And they will know that it is important when you listen with interest.
1. Talk about what is going to be taught with excitement
2. Talk about how you are excitedly looking forward to the class.
3. Listen with enthusiasm
4. Repeat what the teacher says out aloud
Even if your child is at the far end of the room..,. Standing on their head..... You can be sure they would have LISTENED.
Do you think you can ignore the 'not sitting' ?