Originally Posted by TheRealJuliane
Yay! Another creative soul who will have all the creativity beaten out of him by the school system!
Sorry, it just breaks my heart how lovely little people like your son get told "No, we want your writing to look just like everyone else's, so you can fit into the little slot society gives you. And oh, by the way, do it in the time frame we tell you to as well."
I don't think shainski was saying that her child's creativity is being "beaten out of him by the school system." She clearly said that she takes time to tell her child that she values his creativity. Some creative kids will spend 15 minutes just writing their name because they want it to look fancy. Practically speaking, that's just not feasible. Kids need to learn how to just get things done sometimes--there is a time and place for everything. It's great to be creative when you can be, but it's not always appropriate to do so.