Julpost Posted January 31, 2011 Share Posted January 31, 2011 My dd is having the hardest time this year in EVERYTHING! She has always been a very, very easy going young lady. But this year, she's always tired, or cranky, or...something! I have a terrible time getting her up in the morning. Then she's in tears over this or that. I just don't get it. I'm getting very frustrated over this because I have 4 other children to teach. She drags her feet in her schoolwork and dilly dallys over just about anything I ask her to do. This morning, she cried while doing the breakfast dishes, fought w/her sister, and just ran off to her room yelling how she hates this house. She has a music class at the school in a few minutes so I hope she gets her act together pretty quickly. She has said she wants to go to ps but that's just not an option and we've explained why. In my opinion, I think she is having a hard time adjusting to the slight increase in her school load now that she's in 4th grade. She would love to draw and play w/her younger siblings all day. Oh and skype w/her friends. I've suspected that she pretends to be sick to get out of schoolwork so when that happens, I send her to bed and only feed her toast and broth. That seems to do the trick. We have a friend that we get together with once a week and they do presentations, memorization, etc. She LOVES this friend but for some reason, still drags her feet when it comes to doing the schoolwork so she has something to present. I'm ready to tear my hair out. I don't think I've pampered her but maybe I'm not seeing something. I'm trying to ignore her theatrics and deal w/her in a very matter of fact manner. But inside, I'm secretly very worried. Any advice?? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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