Over the years, I have taught my kids to be individuals, to find their own way of doing things instead of simply following the standard model. Now it's coming back to bite me: teaching them to write cursive properly is like herding cats! "Why do we have to do this? I don't want to write in cursive anyway. I like making an extra loop on my a's and o's; why do I have to change it?" Sigh. Sometimes having taught your children to question things is a pain in the neck.