My son is entering kindergarten on August 19 and one of the things his school asks for is to "try" to have your child writing his\her name using the correct upper and lower case letters. My son knows how to write his name but using a mix of upper and lower case letters. I decided to sit my son down and have him practice writing his name using the correct format 20 times (I figured it would take like 10- 15 minutes out his day 5 days a week) My son threw a fit, started making excuses (I'm starving, I'm thirsty, I'm tired etc.), started crying. In the middle of all this my ex-husband walks in with his parents, sees him crying and asks what happened....I explained to him. After less than 1 minute my ex-husband turns around and says to me (with the only nasty attitude) "You should just leave him alone, it's his vacation and besides your not a qualified school teacher so let him be, it's not your job". Needless to say I exploded...and my main point to him was that it doesn't take a genius or a school teacher to teach a child to write their name. His sister was also there and she was on my side 100%. I felt so bad arguing with him in front of his family (in his sisters house-where we have to stay for a bit) but in my heart I feel I was not wrong for having my sons best interest in mind.
Was I right or was I wrong??
on Jul. 21, 2013 at 8:17 PM