hmschoolmom22 Posted January 3, 2012 Share Posted January 3, 2012 my dd just turned 11...homeschooling her lately has been the pitts. So much attitude, so much disrespect, eye rolling, the whole 9 yards! We took a 3 week Christmas break, started back very light today. Math time, not her favorite subject I know that, we are once again going over division...she's struggling with it a bit, just not clicking with her. Once again, I go over it, try to break it down into small pieces...the entire time she's doing math, she has attitude, as if I've done something horribly wrong, a little sassy, kind of short in her answers, etc...I finally ask her "what is the matter?" she of course says "nothing, I just hate math" to which I say "I'm sorry you hate it, you are very good at math when you really try, let's go over it one more time, I think you have it this time." She kind of rolls her eyes at me and starts doing the problem, she gets it right. I say "great job" or something like that and she says "I know how to do, I just don't want to". I then tell her that her attitude is pretty stinky and does she even notice how ugly she is towards me during school...she of course denies any wrong doing on her part and says I'm the one with the problem. Well......................I lost it! I shut the math book, told her school was over and until her attitude was better I will not be doing school with her, she's on her own. She starts crying and saying how mean I am and the old "well then why don't you just send me to school!" I also have a 15 yr old who does her work, no problems, no attitude, just merrily works through her assignments, easy as pie. I look at my other dd and wonder where I failed. How can she be so rude acting? where does this attitude come from? and better yet, how can I change it or what do I do about it? I hate what this does to me! I'm not in an awful mood, and trying so hard to snap out of it. I know she is a perfectionist, I know she hates to not understand something, but I'm trying to help her, I am not the enemy! and I certainly don't deserve to be treated with such disrespect!! Help please! :confused: Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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