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I've been having many issues to the point where now I'm debating whether to continue learning this language or not. There's the issue of grammer, learning a number of Kanji plus readings, and time. Lately, I've been feeling so stupid about the whole thing. My skill when it comes to organization is piss poor at best. That and personal troubles are forcing me to consider continuing or not. My goal was to learn 100 Kanji a day. Now, I don't know if I can reach that.

Issue one is organization. Considering my limited resources, I rely mostly on the two games I'm playing on my DS to do the task of keeping track of the Kanji. However, time is a major issue in reviewing them. Also, I don't have the money to purchase books to practice this whole language so that's something I had to deal with.

Issue two is purpose. My original intent was to play games that had a bit of the Kanji plus Kana mixed in plus eventually moving into translation. However, translation is a time-consuming and arduous task in itself so my purpose has shift to now just simple reading which isn't too much to ask for.

Issue three is a personal issue I don't talk about much but for those who may read this, I'll tell you. I have a condition called Asperger's Disorder. Basically this whole article on Wikipedia sums it up: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperger_syndrome

I hope someone here can understand what's going on.

Well, the CBT was a bust. So,

Well, the CBT was a bust. So, now back to square one with trying to do the best I can.

I don't have any children

I don't have any children just so you all know. I'm 22 and am a college student.

john2's picture

Point threw.

I know pretty much alot more than you think I know on the point 3.
It's not a big deal... people make a big deal of it, pretty ordinary kid of course all children are special[in a non euphemistic sense].
Something I can actually give very good advice about, what ever you do don't panic, and don't worry about your kid, matter of fact your kid is probably at-least as healthy, if not healthier than any other kid in class. The best thing you can possibly do is maybe it seams a bit Ironic but treat your kid exactly as you would without the Syndrome.

john2's picture

O_o I know pretty much it,

O_o I know pretty much it, it's not a big deal... people make a big deal of it, pretty ordinary kid.
Something I can actually give very good addvice about, what ever you do don't panic, and don't worry about your kid, matter of fact your kid is probably at-least as healthy, if not healthier than any other kid in class. The best thing you can possibly do is maybe it seams a bit Ironic but treat your kid exactly as you would without the Syndrome.

sirex's picture

I have son with a condition

I have son with a condition in the spectrum.
His exact conditions not been pin pointed but its more a mix of a few things.
One of the areas is aspergers they think.
So i know from observing him all his life, he is 10 btw, possibly what your going through.

Try not not push yourself as hard as you can, take your time and pace yourself.
Try other methods, there is a new topic on the forums it changed my view of how kanji is made and works, might be worth a look.

I really cant offer much in the way of help to learn etc as im still on the kanas but stick too it, just remember if you got this far, you can do the rest.
Try a slow pace for a while, try another way of looking at things, and even different ways of doing it all.

one thing i can say.
Being a parent with a child within the spectrum, i can say id be well proud of my son if he was doing this.

Stick too it, and good luck :D

I know all the Kanas and have

I know all the Kanas and have seen other methods but I've chosen