Catch-up wrote:Huge hugs Chilli & Del! Your battles make the one I'm dealing with seem very small in comparison.
Susanne - your battles are no smaller - if you have to constantly fight for your child to get something (no matter what it is) there's no difference - the stress involved is just the same! Keep going, it will sort itself in the end.
Broccolee wrote:People who don't fit the system always stick out.However,most of the most famous artists,scientists and explorers were slightly weird people who did not perform well at school.I keep telling myself this.
I think the system has become harder,more rigid and more exclusive all the time.If you can't run with the pack,you get kicked out-and soon there will be more people out of the pack than in it.
I so agree with that Broc. Many people now considered to be a genius in their field, would have been considered different at school.
The system is more rigid. A National Curriculum may try to ensure that all schools teach to the same level - however a by product of this, is that the teaching methods are also more prescribed and defined and as such many teachers no longer use different methods to suit different kids. My mum was a teacher, who taught mainly 7-11 yr olds and worked a lot with dsylexic kids before dyslexia was so well known. If a child could not understand how to read or remember a word one way, she would find another way for them to get it.
I think that now, you get taught in one way and if that does not click with you, hard luck. D was doing long division at school. The way the school taught was long winded and D gets muddled with it. I showed him the 'old fashioned' way I was taught at school and he said - 'thats so simple'. He just needed it to be explained in a different way and he was away. Unfortunately, I don't hink that happens so much in schools today.