I was finally done, fed up, tired, and over it.
My youngest screamed that he hated me, and didn’t I know how hard it was for him to practice reading? I wanted to scream back, “Yeah? Well you don’t know how hard it is for me to try and teach you to read.” Thankfully, I bit my tongue and in a low, please don’t push me voice, asked him to go to his room and calm down.
For a moment, I started to think of all the jobs my nine year old would be eligible for as an adult, without ever actually having to learn to read.
Reading was just not happening for this kid. No matter how hard we tried.
In what can only be described as pure desperation, I decided to try something new.
Please join me at Simple Homeschool today where I discuss the ins and outs of my new approach to teaching my son (confession: some of it may involve Minecraft…for reals…I am not kidding).
See you there! Shawna