The great debate occurs every year
“Am I expecting too much of my child or not enough?"
"Is this groaning and moaning about writing just a discipline problem, a character issue, or is there really a problem here?"
Common comments I hear from homeschool moms are:
"She can tell me the answers well orally, but then it takes her an hour to write it down!"
"When he writes his spelling words to learn them, he leaves letters out of the words."
"If he dictates to me, the story is great, but he can’t write it himself.”
“His dad says that he’s just lazy and unmotivated. He can do his work if he really tries.”
One of the most common and most misdiagnosed processing problems in children is a blocked writing gate. This is the number one processing glitch in gifted children. Many of these children seem to be “allergic” to their pencil. They break out in whining as soon as they get a pencil or pen in their hand.
Let’s look at what is...