In third grade, my teacher faulted my drawing. I was never comfortable with art afterwards. I'm sure she didn't mean to hurt and I was too sensitive. But art is personal. And it shouldn't be associated with failure.
I began teaching in Montessori. Dr. Montessori wisely advises "follow the child." I liked that non-directive approach, especially in art. Exploring with children, I began to enjoy it again. Why Children Need Open Ended, Non Imitative Montessori Style Art
Do you have trouble getting your son to read? Boys are more often reluctant readers than girls. I'm a teacher and it's not gender-biased to say that. So how to get them to develop a love of reading? Find books they like. Might I suggest, for tween boys mystery, action, adventure, horror, historical fiction, sci-fi, tech, graphic novels, how-to? Just make sure it isn't boring. Here are some suggestions. Adventure Mystery Book Series for Tween Boys--The Three Investigators
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