I can hardly believe how neat and fluent Jacob's writing has got. The way they teach reading and writing in France (I know HaoZi is not in favour of this ) is to practise the individual letters over and over again before the children necessarily know what they are or how to read. They start to teach reading at age 6+. So at the moment, J cannot read at all but he copies out, again and again, the individual cursive letters. He can write his own name, and that's it. Anyway, it must be tedious but it seems to be paying off in that, having been worried some time ago that he had dysgraphia, his writing is now to me like an older child's. I can't believe he has problems with fine motor skills seeing this. But, in the absence of any evaluations, it's difficult to know for sure about any of this. I just would like his teacher to understand that he really does have ADHD and that what he is doing at school is a really big achievement. But I don't think she's going to realise that any time soon.