So far I have done everything orally or through computer/tablet learning.
My son spelling, math, reading compensation, and even art drawing skills are where I want them to be or better, but he refuses to learn to write half the alphabet. He says he wants to write but quickly becomes frustrated and scribble over the whole page before we even get started. Like today, he just had to draw wave lines, and then straight lines going up and down, but he couldn't complete that, I have tried going straight for the letters, using the tablet, pudding, shaving cream, nothing is working and we are both getting upset.
I have tried leaving it alone, but out conversations usually go this way.
mommy can you help me spell my name, sure honey, write an 's'
I don't know how to write an 's' can you show me, I show him, we have the same conservation about half the letters in his name. Then he ask me to help him get better, and I try, and I either get mad because he will purposefully scribble over the whole page, or he gets upset saying he can't do it. He is five by the way.
He wants to so badly but if a letter has a curve in it he had issues. He can write the following letters w, W, T, Y, I,, i H, I,L,l z,Z, X, x, V,v N, o, O. That is it, basically if it has a curve he can't do it, or so he says, because he had written almost all off then correctly at one time in his life but form memory only those letters.
And the other letters are all hit and miss. And lots of tears.
on Jul. 23, 2012 at 1:39 AM