mothergooseof4 Posted September 7, 2012 Share Posted September 7, 2012 My kids have always been hsed. I also hsed a step child in the past so this is my 12th year to do this. My two oldest have said this to me often in the last couple of years and it is getting to me. My oldest, 13yo ds, had a complete meltdown during a writing lesson yesterday. He had not done it correctly on his own, so I was calmly going through it with him and reworking it. He got frustrated and went off on how nothing he ever does is right and kids in public school know more than him...he is so dumb...his brain doesn't work.....you get the picture! This kid has never liked any school work. NONE! If he thinks he is learning something then he automatically hates it. He does not want to go to ps nor does ds 10yo who has also made such statements. I ask them what it is that their ps friends know that they don't and they can't answer. I just don't get it. Why do they think this? How do they think I am supposed to correct this supposed mistake when they don't want to take on more work either? And, for the record, we are covering all of the bases with quality curricula plus they have a few outside activities. And, most importantly, they know how to learn things on their own. My oldest amazed me with his knowledge of a topic he is interested in the other day.....he had done all the research himself. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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