Friday, June 24, 2011

Teaching Boys to Write

I've had some computer issues lately. (If three out of four computer crashing at approximately the same time counts as "some computer issues.") Needless to say, I've been away from the blog, because it's pretty hard to blog while facing the blue screen of death!

But I'm back now, and determined to make this blog better than ever. One thing I'll be adding: more video content. So on that note, let me introduce my first video clip, an excerpt of my 2011 Homeschooling Boys presentation at the Wisconsin Parents Association Conference.


  1. I really enjoyed this and feel like I have another tool for my box! My boys are all small (5,3,1) but I was feeling outside pressure that my oldest should be writing because "his cousin can and she's only four." I know you're speaking of more advanced writing but this helps me see the bigger picture! Thanks so much. I'm looking forward to more videos!

  2. Thanks so much for your comment, Nellie! Let go of the outside pressure for now. Look at YOUR son -- and expect that each will be different. My oldest spontaneously started copying words and letters off of the covers of books when he was four; that was his intro to writing. My next son never did any such thing. Let the kids come to writing naturally, on their own. It WILL come with time.