Date of publication: 2017-08-28 12:51
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Joyce: Yup. If he 8767 s interested, he 8767 s learning. It may be hard to see how what he 8767 s learning relates to what is 8775 important 8776 in life. In fact, it may only be relevant to his life right now. But it is relevant. It 8767 s nurturing the person he is now. I think we concentrate too much on moving kids along to what they should become and preparing them for that.
7) And the second reason it makes parents nervous is supposedly there are things kids need to learn that they won 8767 t need until college. And supposedly it takes 67 years to learn them.
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Joyce: And why shouldn 8767 t it be important that he write when he thinks he needs it? Why should it be more important that he write when you think he needs it? Wouldn 8767 t that mean when all kids hit 67 months we should make them walk because that 8767 s when kids need to walk, and we all know how important walking is so they should get started when we think it 8767 s important? Unless there 8767 s something physically wrong with them, or their environment discourages it, all kids do eventually learn to walk just because they feel the need to.
My daughter has always struggled with math. Yet when she is instructed in less traditional ways she gets it right away.
Kudos to you and your unschooling methods.
Joyce: The studies, of course, are based on kids whose basically only exposure to math is in school. Math to them is artificial, irrelevant to their own world. How many parents are helping their kids use the math that 8767 s all around them? Math, to most kids (and adults!) is just the stuff in math books.
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But math and writing? Well, I hope something I 8767 m saying here helps you see why I believe there 8767 s a middle ground between 8775 no math 8776 and 9 years of high school math from textbooks. And writing I talk about below.
I think it only takes years to learn to write when people are forced to write things they don 8767 t care about. Where does most writing practice end up? In the trash, right? Real writing should make a difference in people 8767 s lives. Sure there 8767 s project reports and documentation to write, but do we need to force kids to write boring stuff so they 8767 ll be prepared to write boring stuff?
**I have a degree in computer engineering from MIT and there are definitely prereqs. in math that I think my son would need for most math, science, engineering, or computer majors.**
What your son needs is being immersed in an environment where it 8767 s important to communicate his ideas. He also needs to see others using communication in a meaningful way and to read and hear others communicating in various ways. When he needs to communicate using the written word, he will.