Student Spotlight: Following his own interests
I would just like to thank you for all the years of encouragement you have given us.
My 17 year old son has just released his first two games on the Apple App Store.
He was having trouble thinking what to write for his game blurb when my husband reminded him to do a Freewrite.
We’re really impressed with what he came up with and wanted to share it with you.
This is the blurb for his game “Germanium.”
In this seemingly short time Germanium will utterly destroy every bit of gamer pride in you.
With an alarming record of only being cleared twice during beta testing, Germanium stands on the edge of impossibility.
With simple tilt controls and basic graphics, Germanium looks and is exceedingly simple.
Even so, only the very elite 1% of gamers ever make it to the end.
What level of gamer are you?
Find out in the next 100 seconds…
His other game is called “Sushi Trainer.”
I have appreciated your stories about your son Noah over the years. Your appreciation of his skill in Klingon in particular has helped me to not interfere in my son’s interests and not to push my agenda with him. He is following his own interests and has taught himself x-code over the last half year.
We have rarely done physical writing, only the occasional Freewrite, opting instead for endless discussions about anything and everything. I took courage that he would write when he had something to say and knew from our discussions that he had the vocabulary to do it when he felt the need.
Thank you for encouraging us to know our children and follow their lead.
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This is so encouraging!
This is my favorite part: “We have rarely done physical writing, only the occasional Freewrite, opting instead for endless discussions about anything and everything. I took courage that he would write when he had something to say and knew from our discussions that he had the vocabulary to do it when he felt the need.”
This is how I have done it with my 15 year old son who has Asperger’s & ADHD. Bravewriter set me free a few years ago from worrying that he’s not wanting to do any writing. He’s not big on writing but he talks and can explain complex computer (totally over my head!) concepts constantly, therefore I know he can write when he needs to. He is more comfortable talking than writing…it’s been so good to know that’s more than ok!
Thank you for sharing this, Carolyn. Kudos to you for letting him be who he is, and to your son for doing such a great job. My son would love to have some Apps in the App Store someday 🙂
And of course, thank you to Juile for being such an encourager!