lindsrae Posted June 17, 2012 Share Posted June 17, 2012 My eldest DD is almost seven she reads at around a second grade reading level...as long as she doesn't have to read the whole book! I am discouraged right now because she hasn't made much progress this year in reading, and the biggest issue I have is her attitude towards it. I know she needs more practice, but it is hard to even get her to try. She loves being read to, but she hates the hard work it takes for her to read on her own. I'm at a loss to know if this is just laziness, stubbornness, and fear of failure--because we struggle with these issues in other areas as well--or if there is some kind of issue or if this is just developmental. I know all kids are different and progress at their own pace, but I don't want her to "get away" with it if she is just trying to get out of hard work. How do I find the balance between challenging her to do her best and turning her off to reading? I just feel like I'm failing her somehow because we can't seem to make progress. She's very resistant to doing work. There is lots of complaining and finding ways to get out of reading, math, and handwriting. We're in the process of moving right now, so we are taking a summer break, and I'm just trying to figure out the best way to approach her attitude and her reading skills when we begin again in a few weeks. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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