My son has gotten a bit… what’s the word I’m looking for? Disrespectful? That doesn’t really capture it. He’s gotten a bit sarcastic. He rolls his eyes. He mutters under his breath. He’s gotten a bit “teenager-y.” I think it’s driven by insecurity. There is a lot of protecting himself from appearing to put effort… Continue reading When He’s Feeling Like a Dumy.
Dear Grammar Police, Before I learned that my son has dyslexia, I didn’t notice you much. Yes, occasionally, I’d see you post a Facebook rant about people who can’t differentiate their/they’re/there or your/you’re. I know it really irritates you to see a misspelling or misuse of a word (which is why I sprinkled mistakes throughout this… Continue reading Dear Grammar Police: Go Eff Youreselves
Our son is 8.5 years old an in the second semester of his second grade year. We held him back a year (he has a summer birthday.) So, he could be a young third grader. He’s still making reversals. 5s and 2s are his most common reversals, but he also reverses 3s. He still makes some letter reversals. Lowercase… Continue reading Correcting Reversals
With my first son, I had lots of time to indulge in providing him a rich learning environment. We read. We drew. We played “Word Bingo.” We even tried those, now discredited,”Your Can Baby To Read” videos. My son learned to identify letters and their sounds just fine. However, he never did any of the “pre-reading” behaviors that I… Continue reading How We Got Here