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February 23, 2012

Let's Talk About Blood?

Oh, boy! The human body, blood, hearts, lungs, etc. are all things that make Superstar very uneasy! Just seeing a cut makes him turn pale, so you can imagine what I'm going through this week, seeing our science chapter is about the circulatory system.

I'm making him get through it. I'm reading the material, reading the questions in the workbook, and having him verbally answer them. It's not a pretty scene.  I don't want to skip over the material just because it makes him uneasy, but at the same time I don't want him being so upset.

I know it's not an easy topic for him, but I think on some levels he's being a bit of a 'Drama King' about it all. I don't want to snap and tell him to knock it off, and just 'grow up', but at the same time that's what I want him to do.  I know it's hard, my husband doesn't like this stuff either and will actually leave the room or change the channel if any of this stuff is on or being discussed. I know that's exactly what Superstar wants to do, but we have to through it.

As I'm typing this out, I just had a brainy idea. I wonder if I can get my husband to teach this chapter to our son? I know he hates the topic as well, but perhaps the two of them can work it out together! It think I'm going to ask hubby tonight about that!


  1. J dissected a pig heart (and yes, I made Daddy do the dissection with her -- you might be on to something there) & did a lapbook on the human heart last year.

  2. Well Becky as you know we dissected the sheep's brain last year. He didn't seem to have issue with that now did he? LOL

    I even mention it to him and he said that was different because I didn't have to get close to it, nor did I really have to talk about it and beside there wasn't any "blood".

  3. Oh boy, funny. I would be interested to hear how that turned out. My son doesn't have a problem with it right now, but that is not on his science curriculum til next year...

  4. It hasn't gone well at all. I thought about having hubby do the lessons, but he refuses and Superstar is just not having any of it. I can't get him to even listen to the material. It's a real chore right now. I'm turn between finishing the chapter and just skipping the rest.

    I don't think skipping it will do us any good, but I really don't want to have to deal with him freaking out over the subject!

  5. I don't know how old your little guy is, but there are a series of videos (in cartoon format) called Once Upon A Time...The Blood which gives a really good explanation of how blood works, etc. There is also a series on platelets, and one on the circulatory system. He might enjoy those. You can find them on You Tube.

  6. Thank-you anonymous for sharing this information with us!! He's 10 almost 11 and my daughter is 9 almost 10. I looked over the video and I think it might be okay! :)


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