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When writing becomes automatic enough that they want to write their stories down. At your daughter's age, I was the same way - told lots of stories but refused to write them down. The reason was simply because writing still took a lot of effort, so much that I couldn't get the creative juices flowing while trying to write things down. At six, your daughter ...


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My first answer would be...it doesn't matter too much. By that I mean that there is allot of advice that could be given and different options, but for the most part I don't think the child's development or growth is going to be drastically changed by any of these options, so long as camera is not used to invade an expectation or privacy, leaving it running ...


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As a former editor who was mostly loved but also called a comma-Nazi and worse, I would say you seem a bit overly concerned about minutiae, particularly for 6-8 year old kids and their school teachers. I would suggest you meditate on what the upset is about for you, so it can bug you less. Then you can mention your grammar suggestions without it being so ...


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It's your right and even your duty as a parent to guide the education of your children. Exercise that right. I am going to echo @Prinx's good answer in mine. In most elementary schools, they just don't care (as you've witnessed first hand.) They probably feel that they have bigger fish to fry, and will let the kids learn punctuation in high school. By then, ...


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Is the grammar school a real grammar school in the classical sense? Or, is it just an elementary school? If it is a real grammar school, then you have a very valid point as the entire point of a school like that is to teach proper grammar, which is heavily based upon repetitive rote learning and modeling. In other words, to do it the right way, they ...


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Teachers have to make a judgement call on what has a good enough time/reward ratio. Getting everyone spelling well with mostly good sentence structure is far more important than whether they correctly understand the usage of the Oxford Comma, and if you took the time to teach the latter, it would cut into the time available to teach the former. If I were ...



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