When I was done reading it though I thought to myself...isn't how she handles her son the way that people should handle their children?
Teach them slowly what is appropriate, help them to make good choices and see what they can handle?
Yes, for some children you need to be more deliberate about it, but at the same token it's what we all need to do with our children is it not? Give them options, help them make deliberate, small choices so that over time they can make other choices.
On a different note....I tested my lad's ability to find numbers this morning. I've done this off and on throughout his education. I asked him to find the hymn numbers for me this morning, and he found them all without assistance. It was very cool. No having to show him bigger/smaller, no hints of back up, or keep looking. He even figured out that flipping through the book can help you find the number quicker than paging through it one by one.