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It's possible to not adhere to someone else's beliefs without undermining those beliefs This is a concept that took me some years into my adulthood to really understand. In my youth, I was fervently anti-theistic agnostic. Then I spent time as a very devoted member of an almost fundamentalist sect of Christianity. Now, I've comfortably settled into a ...


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The handwriting is poor because he doesn't care about who will read it. At home, he writes well because he care's about your approval, but he probably hates being nagged about it. At school, he doesn't expect his work to be important to anyone, which is not surprising, and he gets nagged less, so he takes the "break" when he can. I suggest you don't worry ...


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Try putting your hand on her shoulder, it sounds like a small thing, but it can diffuse any anger that she has, and makes it clear to both you and her that you're on the same side. Instead of being angry she'll feel supported. Also if you're getting nowhere, just take a break and do something she enjoys. This isn't the full answer, but it's helped me a ...


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If children are brought up in a controlling environment, whatever that may look like, they will probably rebel against whatever it is be it clothing, beliefs, music, opinion etc. If they are brought up in a loving environment, which is open and honest, then they will feel comfortable sharing and be able to make the choices they need to. Provided your wife ...


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Has your child ever had to deal with failure before? This could be a new experience for her that she hasn't been prepared for in her life. Failure is a part of life - and something that is very difficult to learn how to deal with. As a parent it can be too easy to try to shelter a child as they grow from failure. The result later on can be a child who ...


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The teachers are not paying as much attention as you are with homework -- if nothing else because they have to deal with many students, and cannot work one-on-one all day with him. Without that constant encouragement he reverts, producing easier, faster, and sloppier work. Arguing with the standards (generally set by the state, not the district or school, ...


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The schools these days are the bullies. I'm tired of this hands off/no one's fault policy. It's not doing anything. There are always going to be kids who are bullies and the best way to take care of a bully is to stand up to him and humiliate him back. Usually the bully is taught to be a jerk because of his parents. Talking to his parents is only going to ...


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I don't know if it is the same for kids but I know that for me (an adult) I can produce good handwriting when I want to and slow down my writing a bit. The thing is I rarely want to and here's why: Writing is a tool. Writing is not an end in of itself. The purpose that writing serves in the world is indepedent of how beautifully something is written (as ...


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I think first and foremost you need to model the behaviors you want to teach. Does your child see YOU trying again after a failure?? A little disappointment can actually benefit your child -- as long as you teach him how to bounce back from it and cope with failure. Always Remember one Thing "Failure is A stepping stone to Success". We're also told that ...


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You are all missing out! AUDIOBOOKS! We all spend time in the car, we all need to concentrate on driving... Get audiobooks in the languages that your kid needs more exposure too. It turns out their language skills develop further if they hear the same language in several voices, rather than just your own...


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Check out Khan Academy, Math Mammoth, Saxon, Abeka, Singapore, Math-U-See, and Miquon. Those are the major curricula used by homeschoolers. The leap pad 2 tablets have some nice math games, and there are tons of apps for iPad and Android if you search the app stores. You can find a lot of individual activities by searching pinterest or ...


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Your son's handwriting is changing is because the circumstances are changing. At home, your son is, as you say, being constantly supervised and reminded to try hard. At school, your son is probably not watched to make sure he's taking his time while writing. He may also feel rushed to just get it done, or may just be doing it as fast as possible to get it ...



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