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High school biology teacher, mommy, wife, and black hole of fairly useless information.


Jan
21
comment Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
Considering I have worked with my son for over a year on his handwriting and I know how he writes, then I DO know better. I'm sorry so many lefties have had such horrible experiences in education with handwriting--my mom has talked about it for years. Frankly, I don't discuss the topic with my mom for a reason. Education is changing and she simply doesn't grasp that. If lifting your pencil works for you, great. But I won't know what works for my 5-year-old until he tries it and I owe him the opportunity to find the best method that works for him.
Jan
20
answered Coping and overcoming a rational fear
Jan
20
comment Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
I realize my original question was vague, hence the edit. I do not understand why so many answers are assuming this is an issue with his school or his teacher when, in fact, it is neither, nor did I allude to it being so. He is not graded on handwriting--in fact, most schools no longer include handwriting in the kindergarten curriculum as a "grade". It is merely taught as a means to an end (written communication). I simply disagree with the assertion that the cost-benefit analysis for a lefty performing cursive is going to be greater than the same lefty performing manuscript.
Jan
20
comment Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
This is true, but he's not going to be able to do work in class on a computer--at least, not right now. As for homework, for most assignments, I don't think they care. Either way, an ability to write with a pen/pencil either in manuscript or cursive is still a necessity even in modern society. Perhaps in 20 years everything will be done electronically, but that is not the reality right now.
Jan
20
revised Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
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Jan
19
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Jan
19
asked Cursive Handwriting for Lefties
Jan
19
answered The rules at a friend's house are a lot more lax than at mine - how do I enforce basic safety?
Jan
16
comment How do I make sure kids don't run on the stairs?
If you discover an answer to this, please share. My kids ONLY run up and down the stairs--rarely do they walk although sometimes they will hang on the railing and slide down. I think this is just a thing that kids do and they'll eventually grow out of it. Sorry.
Jan
16
comment Toddler and Reading
Sounds about normal to me!
Jan
15
comment How do I help my third-grader focus on homework?
+1 for breaks in between pages. Kids really do need it.
Jan
5
comment What do you say when your child says “You're mean!”
@JamesSnell: Actually, that is what I tell my kids when they tell me I'm mean. They very rarely tell me I'm mean.
Jan
4
comment What can i do if my 4 month old baby didnt get enough milk while breasfeeding?
+1 for expressing first to get to the hind milk faster. Some kids just aren't interested in bottles and why stress yourself out about it if you don't have to?
Jan
4
answered How can i make my son stop hitting and bitting and throwing things at my daughter?
Dec
12
comment How to Teach That Following Rules is Not Always Good?
+1 for discussing exceptions. My son is not very good at inferring such things even though he is much more a rule-bender than a strict rule-adherent.
Dec
9
comment How to help a precocsious child understand her opinion was not requested
For what it's worth, I was an only child and had a very similar experience (there were zero other kids my age in my family--my cousins were all several years older). My son, even though he's not an only, is a first and I can see a similar tendency in him. I did eventually figure it out and a lot of that "figuring out" came about because I started school and hanging around more and more kids in my own age group. But I remember my mom and I have "those" conversations, too.
Dec
9
comment How to help a precocsious child understand her opinion was not requested
+1 for discussing with her topics that might be private or sensitive.
Dec
4
answered How does one help the third child have activities of “his own?”
Dec
4
answered When do girls usually start shaving?
Nov
24
answered Boy Crazy at Seven