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Thursday, April 04, 2013

I didn't check in yesterday but I did get my exercise in. I did a total of 26 minutes of walking between walking at work and walking at home after I got up from some sleep. I did 15 minutes of walking in my neighborhood this afternoon and it was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day.

I've been spending quite a bit of time this week helping my son stay motivated to get a couple of big projects done for school so he can graduate in May. Both involve writing which he absolutely hates to do. He's making a web page about Geology for his senior project and has to write a 5 page reaction paper about his research process, making the web page and what he's learned from the project. He also has to write a 5-6 page research paper for his composition class. He's been struggling with both all year but I'm really getting fed up with the struggles.

These two items have been a real thorn in his side this last year, but he's getting A's in his difficult classes of Pre-Calc, MAC OSX and electronics. It's hard to see your child struggle so much with something and not be able to help him and make it easier. My sister teaches 6th grade and she is going to sit down with him this Saturday and work on his research paper. I've told her that he probably writes at the level of her students because he just freezes up whenever he tries to write.
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  • MOMSFIVE1028
    My son struggles with English class, has failed some in the past so now as a junior is having to make some of them up to get back on track.

    Glad to hear your streak is still in tact, mine got all off track when I got sick last week.
    1812 days ago
    Sorry to hear about the struggles with your son. I know that I'm one that always hated writing papers, so I can understand. Hope that everything works out. Way to go on the walking!
    1812 days ago
  • IONA72
    I'm having similar struggles helping DD with poetry! She "doesn't get it" and has little patience. Not the best time in our house!
    Great work on the exercise, it is a way of life now.
    1813 days ago
    Walking is great
    1813 days ago
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