Should I Care that My Kid Can't Spell?

Allie Townsend recently pointed to a study by the English Spelling Society that the Web has not only wholly altered the English language, but has turned us into a culture of misspellers. "The increasing use of variant spellings on the internet has been brought about by people typing at speed in chat rooms and on social networking sites where the general attitude is that there isn't a need to correct typo's or conform to spelling rules," the paper says, meaning our attitude toward grammar has become increasingly lenient. If correct grammar continues on a path to irrelevancy, Townsend argues, children won't bother to correct themselves, let alone learn it in the first place. If you're a parent and your child struggles with spelling, should you care?  John Piper says yes as he tenderly speaks from personal experience.