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A new country, a new house, a new phase in life! Working mom to 8-year-old Emily, Dawn will soon be off to Canada to study early childhood education.
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Well, count yourself lucky. At least she isn't lying about what assignments she has to do. (I'm now in contact with my nine-year-old's teacher at least 2-3 times a week.)
And remember... at least she uses the toilet now. :)


As a kid I was a terrible speller. And my mother could not understand. She would drill me all week on my spelling words, and I'd still screw a couple of them up on every quiz. And I was trying. Really hard. The last thing in the world I wanted to hear on Friday afternoon was, "What happened? We PRACTICED this all week!" The phrase "sound it out" used to bring me to tears. Ugh. Thinking about it now makes me cringe. I'm a bright, well-educated person of above average intelligence, but for me, spelling is hard. I've worked on it and I've gotten better but I still rely pretty heavily on spell check. So I can sympathize with Emily. Try to be patient with her. My bet is that she IS trying, and she will get better eventually. Good luck.

Jillian Curtis

When I was a kid I hated spelling. But it got easier, because the more words I knew the better I felt about myself in school. The spelling then just came naturally.

It takes time, learning is different for everyone.

I'm having problems with my youngest son, he just told his teacher to F-off. He's 10. They are seeing if he is adhd.

Good lord I hope it's something. I couldn't live with it just being a "rude" child.


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