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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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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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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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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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