The Homeschool Minute 4/4 ~ Todd Wilson
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Just got back from the Great Homeschool Convention in Greenville, S.C., and on the way home, we stopped for dinner at Culver’s for their incredible butter burgers and frozen custard. As we sat around the table, I mentioned the topic of cursive writing and ignited a small firestorm of discussion.
One of my teens was “for” teaching cursive writing because, “It’s just good to be able to do,” and one was against it because, “No one uses cursive anymore except to sign his name.” I have to admit that I think it’s a waste of precious time, because a homeschooler’s time is precious … and I NEVER write in cursive.
Today, people type on computers or print to fill out the Publisher’s Clearing House giveaway. The thing is cursive isn’t required and is hardly used.
But out of that passionate conversation, ONE wise voice spoke truth (and it wasn’t mine). My wife wisely said, “I’d say, if you have a child who wants to learn to write in cursive, teach him/her. Otherwise, it’s not that big of a deal.”
Wow, I’ve got a smart wife. She’s right, you know? In this case, it really is about the child and not about the skill. The fact is you have a limited time of teaching. You can’t teach everything. Cursive is a fading and non-essential skill. BUT if you have a child who wants to learn it (we’ve had a few) … you should teach him how to. If he is sloppy at it and can’t seem to get it … let it go.
That’s from my smart wife!!!!
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