10 DAYS OF STRUGGLING LEARNERS
Welcome to Stephanie Charlot as she talks about reading struggles with her son, Alexander.
I would be thrilled if my son eventually becomes one of those kids you hear tell about, who struggles, struggles, struggles, then wakes up one morning and starts reading high-school level novels. Maybe it will still happen, but I'm not holding my breath. We've gotten this far without the "ah-ha" moment that so many kids have. "Struggle" hardly seems the right word. It's been a long hard slog for both of us (mostly for him), and he is still climbing. As he does, he’s learning not only the value of reading, but also the value of tenacity and continued effort, and that sometimes you flounder around a little until you find what works.
I haven't heard the word stupid for a while now.
Stephanie Charlot has been homeschooling since 2005. She lives with her husband and three children in Michigan.