NicksMama-Zack's Mama Too Posted June 27, 2009 Share Posted June 27, 2009 but hates his teacher? We have been on a lite schedule the past few weeks. On days when I don't do any instruction (no teacher hat!!), my oldest (ds 12) is the warmest, compliant, happy child. On days when I wear my teacher hat he is cranky, defiant, and sulky. He claims to want to home school through high school, but I don't think I have it in me to deal with him. Every time I increase my expectations and workload, I get a battle and attitude. He does the bare minimum for me. :confused: I go to bed every night stressed over what I haven't been able to accomplish with his education because of the constant resistance. He is competitive (I've seen him try really hard to please his martial arts instructor and be the best in his class) and I think he will work hard in a classroom setting and focus on doing his best there as well. I've told him that my plan includes sending him to ps high school for 9-12. Now I am thinking that he should start in 8th grade so he can get Algebra I credit and gain some experience in a classroom prior to high school. What does the hive say? Have any of you put away your teacher hat to save a relationship? K Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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