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My 4 year old spells his name wrong on purpose,

My 4 year old spells his name wrong on purpose, when you tell him the right letter he says the wrong one and then laughs about it I know he knows how what do I do??

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Brianna posted February 26, 2021

I would use a little reverse psychology, Children feed off of our reactions...so Since you know, that it is not a developmental issue and that he knows how to spell it “correctly” I wouldn’t react to it anymore. Maybe you can change the conversation etc...and I’m suggesting this because judging by the way you say he laughs when he says the wrong letter, it seems that he knows what to do or say to get a reaction out of you. Hope this helps. 🙂 0 Likes

Elsie posted February 27, 2021

Post his name in his room with his picture and always remind him that this is your picture and that the way you spell his name. 0 Likes

Krystal posted March 4, 2021

Nothing he’s 4 0 Likes

Amrin posted March 5, 2021

Every can become a learning game. Children learn through play. Let say his name is Dan and he writes Sam. Say wow 🤩 you wrote Sam?! I didn’t know you could spell other words...what else can u write...(making it a non issue) em rather it’s about exploring language 1 Like

Stephanie posted March 22, 2021

You know he knows how to spell his name, so there is no need for him to keep proving himself. It sounds like he’s bored with his name & ready to move on. If it’s for a TK assignment you can joke and be silly with him. He will move on. 0 Likes

Susanna posted March 30, 2021

I will use name cards and Ano him to write his name and then spell it. 0 Likes

Layla posted April 6, 2021

Ever kids make mistake 0 Likes

Cecilia posted April 14, 2021

I like the response above- nothing. 0 Likes

Terri posted May 1, 2021

This is normal development. It's fun for him and the reaction you give. Show him how you can write yours backward then make it fun. He knows how to write it that's really wonderful. 0 Likes

Teresa posted May 18, 2021

He's doing it to get a reaction out of you. If he keeps doing it ignore it and reinforce when he does it correctly. 0 Likes

Elizaama posted May 26, 2021

Always said is wrong and teach the correct way to spell his name 0 Likes