Kids Are So Dumb They Can’t Even Hold Pencils in 2018

It’s a hard knock life for kids in 2018. Technology has made it so they don’t have to do anything. Read a book? Nope, just google. Hope your CD doesn’t skip while you’re walking? Ha, streaming music doesn’t skip. The only thing kids have to worry about nowadays is whether or not teachers will have guns.

I guess that’s a pretty big deal.

Still, kids have become spoiled with technology. So spoiled that they don’t even know how to hold a pencil.

Here’s what Sally Payne, the head pediatric occupational therapist at the Heart of England foundation NHS Trust told The Guardian:

“Children are not coming into school with the hand strength and dexterity they had 10 years ago. Children coming into school are being given a pencil but are increasingly not be able to hold it because they don’t have the fundamental movement skills.

“To be able to grip a pencil and move it, you need strong control of the fine muscles in your fingers. Children need lots of opportunity to develop those skills.”

Hold a pencil? You’ll be lucky if a kid knows what a pencil is at this point. They don’t know anything about that pencil sharpener life.

Experts, teachers, parents, and others are concerned and who knows why. Unless it’s an iPencil, pencils will be obsolete within five years. All tests will be taken on a tablet and every kid will have a tablet. There is no point in teaching kids how to hold a pencil. I know how to hold a pencil. You know how often I actually use that skill? Once a month for about five minutes when I write checks to pay my bills.

I wasted years of my life holding a pencil and learning how to write. Teach kids how to hold a gun since that’s the direction we’re going in.

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6 years ago

There are even idiots in my office at work that think their kids shouldn’t be taught cursive handwriting. Unbelievable.

6 years ago
Reply to  Dee

Yeah cursive has already been phased out of the curriculum in some districts. I guess no one will have a real signature in 30 yrs or so.