I recently caught a short story on our local news about the program, Handwriting Without Tears, becoming more widely used in public school systems. I was too late in finding a link to the original video I saw, but I did find a link to a written article online here.
I first heard about Handwriting Without Tears about 10 years ago through Children’s Therapy Group here in Kansas City. They provided a summer class for children using this program. Now, it’s being used with the general population in public schools. I find this fascinating because it is a real-life example of what we at Heart of the Matter have always believed–that parenting or caring for children mildly or moderately affected by less than optimal care in the beginnings of their life is oftentimes just a more purposeful, more intense, more lengthy and more conscious form of overall “good parenting”. (more…)