I have a 5 year old son who is beginning "real" home school curriculum in a week. We have been doing pre-school on our own for two and a half years. Now that we are getting to where his work needs to be done and evaluated by someone outside our home, I need some advice. He hates to work on his handwriting. He will procrastinate and dawdle for an hour, regardless of bribes of rewards for a finished lesson or threats of consequences for not doing his work. It does not matter if he is given just his name to trace or a page of words or numbers, so I do not think it is because it is either too difficult or too easy. He can write all is letters and numbers, but after not having him practice with tracing for a few days, his handwriting becomes illegible. He loves doing workbook pages, reading and flash cards, and is a very visual learner. But 80% of the time will not do his handwriting work. We do live in a small house with two younger siblings, but we do our best to keep him in a separate room where it is quiet for him. I have tried sitting with him and encouraging him along the way, I have tried leaving him in his room to do the work on his own, but what works one day does not the next. Help? This is so far the only subject we are constantly butting heads on, and I am stressing out on how to motivate him to do his work come next week.