Looking for inspiration for an article about dyscalculics and calendars, for the Danish version of the dyscalculia forum.
For some reason, this is a problem for a lot of us. Calendars. Which month comes after the other and other facts about time and dates, writing appointments down the RIGHT way, and remembering to actually USE the calendar seem to be the most common problems.
Do you use calendars?
Why, why not?
If you do, how do you manage to actually use it? A lot of us forget / ignore our calendars!
What's so hard about calendars?
What's easy about calendars?
Do we need calenders? Can you remember appointments etc. without a calendar?
In the ideal world I use a calendar, always know exactly what day it is and remember what takes place on any given date...
In the real world, things aren't as straightforward: a calendar is supposed to help us(everybody) keep track of things and make sure we don't miss important dates and appointments.
To me, a calendar is just one more thing to remember and my head is already crammed full of "stuff that must not be forgotten" so, instead of being a useful device, it just becomes another chore.
I enter appointments into my cellphone calendar because it pops up and tells me it's time to remember something - if I enter the appointment on the correct date of course, which I didn't do a few times..
The months don't bother me because my mum taught me to count them on my knuckles - that way I also know which months have 31 days. It's a bit slower because I always have to make the detour, but I can live with it..
I'm a violin so stop trying to make me sound like a piano!!
Dyscalculia doesn't bother me as much as all the nasty accessories that came with it