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My Kid Taught Himself How to Read

My unschooled 7 year old has most definitely taught himself to read over the last year. Leaps and bounds have been made just over the last 4 months!  I take no credit. It was all him. I was as hands off as possible for this process as I wanted to prove my well researched position (there is much scientific evidence) that at around 7 years old kids’ brain development just makes it more natural to read. I realize there is a bell curve in regards to learning anything, reading included. I began to read books when I was four. Others may need specialized instruction because of brain wiring and may develop later than average bell curve kids. There were a few times along the way that myself or my husband would get antsy about whether this was going to work out exactly the way I thought it would (again, as Read More