October 03, 2013

Handwriting With Trauma

My son's school uses the Handwriting Without Tears program. Sounds great, right? I don't know much about it, but anything without tears sounds like a good thing to me. The teaching character is called Mat Man. My son loves Mat Man, apparently.

But three weeks into school, he suddenly hates the song that goes along with the program. Like, he's terrified. Like, they had to remove him from the class while it was playing terrified.

I don't know exactly which song it is, so I don't know what it is about it that has triggered him. The one I found on YouTube sounds pretty snazzy to me!

I asked him about it and he just said it upsets him. So I don't really want to prod too much. I don't really think he has the words to explain it to me either right now. Oh well, the teachers will just have to have him sit out for the time being.

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