Laura Corin Posted March 3, 2008 Share Posted March 3, 2008 Hobbes is a perfectionist. Through a variety of tactics, we have got to the stage where he doesn't actually cry when he gets things wrong. He is improving. However, when he writes, making a mistake stops him dead, he gets cross with himself, makes the same mistake again, gets crosser with himself..... I have modeled making mistakes, given him a phrase to say, 'Oops, I made a mistake,' and given him lots of hugs. He doesn't give up like he used to, but he still gets frustrated and his writing takes him much longer than it 'should'. Two questions: - should I schedule less writing in the week to take account of how long he spends on it, hoping that he will speed up over time? Or should I schedule a more normal amount? - I was planning on having him start cursive next year. His printing is quite nice. Should I delay the cursive or get it over with? Should I consider using italic or similar, rather than HWT, in order to reduce the relearning? Edited to add: he's left handed. Thanks Laura Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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