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Reaching The Reluctant Reader

One Dad's Journey by Jeff Gunhus

Read what one dad did to light a "reading fire" in his kids...

" son was squarely in the "reluctant reader" group as recently as April of last year. He was smart, had great grades, was outgoing, was liked by his friends and teachers, but reading to him was a chore that was right up there walking behind our two yellow labs on clean-up duty. He was way more interested in movies, TV, video games…basically anything that had a power cord or a battery. At first, I wasn't too worried. But over time I noticed that his vocabulary and his writing skills began to slip...[so]...I decided to do something about it as opposed to just worry..."