love2read Posted November 11, 2011 Share Posted November 11, 2011 I debated whether to put this here or the high school board. I need advice as to what to do with this child who is a perfectionist and has always had a low threshold for frustration. I have dozens of books and curricula at my disposal that I used with her older siblings for high school, but despite teaching to her style and talent, she is often frustrated, not in math where she excels, but in all other subjects. She's very smart so that isn't the issue and she's not hormonal or spoiled. Example, this morning for physical science she was learning about the atmosphere. With her older siblings they did calculations and experiments related to the different layers, but I knew that would frustrate her to the point of tears even with my help, not because she's dumb but because if she doesn't get it immediately she gets upset and blanks out. She likes to draw so I gave her the super easy and what I would consider a 5th grade assignment of making a chart showing the layers and what they contain. She's visual and likes to draw, so... She sat and stared at two books that showed atmospheric levels (including BJU earth science which she is using) and just felt to overwhelmed. Really? It's that frustrating to integrate information from two books that include pictures and all you have to do is copy the information on the pictures? This isn't a hormone thing as she went through puberty years ago and I don't put up with temper tantrums or rude behavior. She exhibits more adult-like signs of frustration so I know it is truly overwhelmed and not just laziness. I worked through a book/program with her dealing with her perfectionism and it helped a little bit. I don't know how to make this any easier for her without spoon feeding her, which I just don't want to do. She's one of my last and the older children all had an education very close to TWTM model. I'm at a loss as to what else to try. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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