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January 21, 2008


Diane Tellez

I loved your story. My 11 y.o. is my boy who hates to write but he does love to color Hamtaro and he is a list maker! He is also my boy who was reading "Frog and Toad" by age 3. Go figure.


Robin, the writing activities we did when my kids were young consisted solely of thank you notes twice a year - Christmas and birthdays. My oldest would sit in a chair for an HOUR trying to flesh out the shortest sentence he possibly could in order to avoid the actual writing. It was quite comical, really. Today, he is 15 and writes comfortably and well. ;-)


Awesome, Robin!

I didn't catch this when you first wrote it. I'm so excited that you discovered over time, with creative outlet exposures and opportunities, your boy who couldn't write will indeed do so . . . his way . . . painlessly . . . when it's time and for the inspired creative reason.



Thanks for contributing this post to this week’s Carnival of Family Life, hosted at A Child Chosen. The Carnival will be live on Monday, February 5, 2008, so I hope you and your readers will stop by and check out all of the fabulous entries included this week!


I'm just catching up on some of the great stuff you guys wrote over here during the winter. I love your writing style on this piece--felt lyrical at places. My 8 year old son still has the big, rough lettering; but he is trying. I'm considering a handwriting program, but I'm not sure. Like your son, he started out writing with lots of "poo" words; but it only took a few weeks for him to move on to stuff he really cared about. I'll have to try the mad libs--they sound like something my he would love.

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