My ten-year-old, already in tears and frustrated beyond belief, took the paper and tore it up.
“I don’t want to do this,” he said through gritted teeth.
Although my blood pressure was starting to spike, I said as calmly as I could, “That’s fine. If this seems too difficult today, you don’t have to do it. But you do have to do something productive. You cannot just go grab your iPad.”
More feeling like I am failing as a homeschooling mom.
Why is it that when my child resists learning, it makes me feel like I have failed to teach?
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Shawna Wingert is a former training and development professional turned education specialist, and has homeschooled her two children for the last ten years.Shawna has written four books about homeschooling unique learners and has been featured in homeschooling discussions on Today.com, The Mighty, Simple Homeschool, My Little Poppies and Raising Lifelong Leaners.
You can find her online here at DifferentByDesignLearning.com.