My son is 9 and Really sucks at tying his shoes...

I'm almost embarrassed to admit this, but my 9 year old can barely tie his shoes... I've failed him!!! lol...

He was frustrated this morning and then I did it for him and he was so embarrassed and I realized that times are so different... When he was little they had VELCRO shoes and I loved them.. ALL parents did I think because it saves MASS amounts of time getting shoes on in the morning or whenever you leave the house... And little kiddos could do their own shoes very early on and ready GO!!! But convenience took over a basic skill that I took for granted...

I mean.. he can TIE them.. just not tightly and well.. .His dad did to loops and then tied those and I do the one loop and around the ear into the hole thing... He's been doing his dads way, which is even challenging for me... so I told him not to worry... that I will show him an easier way and we will deal..

One of those things you just don't think about...

Seriously thought... still.. not matter what, unless they're wearing their flip flops... getting shoes on and waiting for them can be So annoying!!!!!​

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    09/11/13
    8Theresa Gould
    Linda, that's a great little tutorial. I bet it works great. Less steps or so it seems.
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      8Theresa Gould
      We've had a couple that were the same way. They eventually get it. I think the Velcro and time constraints on parents have hindered the process compared to when we were kids ourselves.
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