The year 10 exams
May09

The year 10 exams

My eldest’s last school report made depressing reading. There were far too many predictions of Cs and even Ds at GCSE. My son is not a grade C kind of boy. He is a bright boy, with a huge general knowledge and a real interest in current affairs and the world around him. But he has terrible handwriting and isn’t very good at getting his homework done. He does the bare minimum at school. He hides his light under a bushel. In...

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Dysgraphia?
Jan12

Dysgraphia?

It was a post on Facebook that caught my eye. Fellow blogger and fellow mum-of-teen-son-facing-GCSEs-in-the-not-too-distant-future, Kate of Striking Mum, wrote that she was worried that her son wouldn’t get the GCSE results he was capable of due to his handwriting. She could have been writing about my son. I have battled those same concerns for nearly 10 years now. My son’s handwriting was first highlighted as a problem by...

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