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#31 of 31 Old 02-18-2010, 12:56 AM
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I don't really have a label as to what we do, but I'd say we're closer to un than anything else at this point. My ds is 7 and only now are we beginning to learn to read. Reading is so important to me (an avid reader!) that I want my children to own it. They can learn when they ask. I also had more relaxed expectations because of a few books I read on how boys are wired. I realized it would be easier for both of us when he wanted it and was older as well. (Now to my point) When people have questioned me as to why on EARTH we aren't teaching him to read, I mention that the countries that test the highest in academics don't even begin teaching reading or math til 7 or 8. (Not the real reason we wait, but it seems to be a helpful answer.) A book I liked is Better Late than Early.
It really is hard to let go for some parents, more often husbands. I grew up HSed and DH hated school, so I've not had that particular problem...

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