I have taught first grade and am now moving to Kinder. School has not started yet for us. However, I did get an email from a parent already questioning the "D'Nealian" handwriting. She wants to know if her son will also be learning the traditional handwriting method as well. We will only be using D'Nealian though. For those of you who have used it, how do you explain it to parents who don't understand it? Also, how harsh are you on making sure the kids use it when writing? Thanks!