SeekingSimplicity Posted June 3, 2009 Share Posted June 3, 2009 My hard, hard headed child is in her room pouting right now. She is really behind in math; she's going into 4th and is unable to do 1st grade math worksheets. The main reason is that over the last 3 years everytime I have tried to work with her on math she has pitched one fit after another. She is not willing to put any effort into doing anything that requires she think. If she has to think about it it's not worth doing and I'm a big meanie for making her try. I'm making her spend the summer doing 1st grade math, trying to get her caught up. She had a friend dropped off at our house unexpectedly this morning. I didn't feel like we could afford the interuption so I let everyone know my kids had things to do reguardless of company. I knew it was going to be hard to get them settled into it, I expected that. BUt dd has just flat out pitched a rebellion. She's refusing to do her work, says no one loves her, everyone thinks she's stupid, and she doesn't want to homeschool anyhow. Part of the problem is her friend is a little jealous of my kids, because instead of going to school they get to go play sports, go on field trips, take sewing classes, do things they're interested in. They have a lot of freedom. So this friend tells my kids how lame homeschool is and how great and easy public school is. Now dd thinks if she got to go to school she wouldn't be stuck doing stupid math worksheets everyday. So I asked this friend what happens in her math class, what the teacher would do if she didn't feel like doing her work, what happens when she fails, and if she talked back to her teacher. The girl said she had to do the assignments she was given, finish them during class, she'd get in big trouble with the teacher or sent to the principal's office if she acted ugly about it. Now dd is mad and not talking to me. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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