Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Hypothetically speaking...

So let's say your child does an absolutely perfect forgery of his father's signature on his homework log. Let's say it's so perfect that even his mother can't tell the difference... and let's say this child is only 7... and this child has some major fine motor issues... major enough to warrant occupational therapy at school.

Would you call this child a criminal, and punish him, or would you say he is gifted and commend him for his efforts and praise him for how far he's come with his handwriting?

6 comments:

marie said...

Personally, I would say: "which one of your siblings helped you?" - but maybe that's just our family. :P

Kathy said...

Yikes! My son signed my name to a letter he had to write me about his behavior at school. I found a card in his room where he'd been practing my name or I would never have known. The principal had the letter (it was pretty obvious I hadn't signed it) and hadn't even called me!

Life in Fitzville said...

The amazing thing is it was without help, and he hadn't practiced. He just copied one from another page in the log. He wasn't even trying to get away with something... he thought he was helping. Fitz said he would sign it, and Charlie said "It's okay, I already did!"

This is good for future reference though, to know he can do this.

patjrsmom said...

I would say, everyone's got a gift--perhaps he just found his early! Or, look on the bright side, at least he got it out of his system before high school...::big grin::

God Bless,
Jane

mayhem said...

How funny! I'm sure I would have laughed! What a nice guy to help you out that way. It sounds like it was pretty innocent.

Cloudscome said...

Just as long as he hasn't realized the potential of this gift... LOL