Project 52:35 | high-tech

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I read an article on this week that said forty out of 50 states are phasing out the teaching of cursive in public school. My heart sunk. The article further explained that in lieu of handwriting, children will be learning digital skills in computer classes–as schools just don’t have the time to teach handwriting. I don’t know about you, but I have a huge problem with this.

My husband & I sat down for a meal after I read this & talked about our responsibilities regarding our child’s education. I don’t trust anyone else with the task of educating. I think school is important, but I also think it is my job as a parent, to teach just as much at home. One thing is for sure–my kids will know how to write in cursive. & their computer time will be limited. As great as the computer is, it allows for a lot of behaviors that I just don’t approve of–like inactivity, irresponsible spelling, inappropriate surfing. Oh, and wasting time. Auto spell check & thesaurus are not substitutes for learning spelling & vocabulary. Period. But laziness is not my chief concern–I can combat that. My fear is regarding privacy and safety. & with a mommy blogger for a parent…I worry about this every day. & wonder where this blog will go down the road.

Scary, scary. So much at our fingertips. How are you combating the invasion of technology in the home? Or do you embrace it?

P.S. I love the CNN app on both the iPad & the iPhone–it’s the first thing I read in the morning.


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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.