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(Slate)   "My daughter is 7; she loves to read, but every time she tries a new book, she loses interest and goes back to her favorites: Harry Potter, Ramona Quimby, and the Bone graphic novel. Should I be concerned she's reading such awesome stuff?"   (slate.com) divider line
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2020-07-09 8:01:29 AM  
That is the whitest problem I've ever heard.
 
2020-07-09 8:27:37 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: That is the whitest problem I've ever heard.


Nah. Just a kid thing. It could be a favorite rap or slam.

I was kind of the same way, except I was into Edgar Allan Poe.
 
2020-07-09 8:31:13 AM  
Should I be concerned she's ready such awesome stuff?

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2020-07-09 8:36:23 AM  

Recoil Therapy: Should I be concerned she's ready such awesome stuff?

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Oh 'reading'...

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Order/go to the library & get the other Cleary books & tell your daughter that Ramona shows up in many of them too.

/and in your bit of good news for the day, apparently Ms. Cleary is still with us at age 104\
//really hope that I didn't just jinx things there...
 
2020-07-09 8:54:37 AM  
Pushing kids to read what you want rather than what the kid likes will make them non-readers. Debate me
 
2020-07-09 8:54:55 AM  
It's too late. You've already raised your daughter to be a TERF white nationalist.
 
2020-07-09 9:57:16 AM  
simple solution burn all the books you don't want her reading
 
2020-07-09 10:10:07 AM  
She is better off reading cereal boxes than watching 99% of what is on TV.
 
2020-07-09 10:47:30 AM  
She's seven.  People have drinking problems older than that.  If she doesn't progress in the next five years, write again.
 
2020-07-09 11:06:53 AM  
OK look. If she's already ready such awesome stuff, then just imagine what other awesome stuff she'll be ready. Things like going university, taking around the world, maybe even learning to Balinese and interpreter. Don't her back! She your encouragement right now.
 
2020-07-09 11:18:13 AM  

rideaurocks: Pushing kids to read what you want rather than what the kid likes will make them non-readers. Debate me


Tell that to the entire country and its stupid, pathetic obsession with crappy old dead peoples writing

No one actually gives a crap about shakespear. Especially if you force us to read it in dead english
 
2020-07-09 12:26:07 PM  
She's seven. The first two HP books, first four Narnia, and others are still age appropriate. She reads them over and over again because she loves the story and adventure. The kid will find other books to obsess over later.
 
2020-07-09 2:47:49 PM  
I would introduce her to Ursula Vernon's "Dragonbreath" series.

If she loses interest, I'd be surprised, but I would accept it.
 
2020-07-09 3:00:26 PM  

rideaurocks: Pushing kids to read what you want rather than what the kid likes will make them non-readers. Debate me


I will not.  Because you're right.  That's a hard limit, even for my contentious self ;p
 
2020-07-09 4:03:11 PM  
Giver her Artemis Fowl to read.
 
2020-07-09 4:08:07 PM  
"My normally bubbly, energetic, lover of learning, always willing to help out almost 9-year old has become an absolute bear these last three weeks. She always enjoyed books we'd read together during the summer, was an avid reader, enjoyed various sports, and was always very loving. Now she's angry all the time, refuses to participate in anything around the house, lashes out when she hears the word no, storms out of the room if she doesn't like to hear what is being said, instinctively blames us for everything (particularly things that she has done like leave her towel on floor), is so incredibly condescending, and is downright rude."

Sounds like depression and/or puberty.  I suggest starting a heavy pharmaceutical/depressant substance use program.  For you, not her.  Congrats on your little girl growing up, get a helmet.
 
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