Originally Posted by DiapDealer
But seriously...why does this always seem to come up? In my experience, the desire "to read
" is sparked long before a child starts being assigned "chore fiction" to read in school. And I've yet to meet the child whose passion for reading was extinguished
by academic reading assignments. And plus... these articles are almost invariably written by people who still love to read
even after the horrible ordeals they were put through. Waaaah!
+1. If you (the parent) have not instilled in your child a love of reading loooong before his high school Lit teacher assigns him to read "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man", then he (the child) is already screwed. And if you have done your job and taught him the joys of reading, both for knowledge and pleasure, then this experience won't ruin him.
Or her. Girls can read, too.