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Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Homeschooling is looking like it was a really bad option.  Really bad.  As in, a complete disaster.  My child hates me.  He tells me daily.  I have little time to spend with his sister.  I am completely worn out, emotionally and physically, at the end of the day.  I'm ready to throw in the towel.  Nothing can be done with this child.  Nothing.  I am quite certain that he will wind up in a correctional facility by the time he is eighteen.  He is THAT far gone.


  1. I felt that way too last year. It's not funny when you are in the middle of it, but trust me when I say you will look back on these days and laugh. Take some time to reconnect with your son. Don't push too hard, and continually show your love. Believe me: It does get better!!!

  2. I am so sorry that it's going so rough. I imagine it's ten times harder starting with a bigger kid but i know that you can do this. You are creative and talented and you can do this! If what you're trying now isn't a great fit (and it's not just completely due to a boogery attitude) then don't be afraid to try a different approach. Even starting at a different time of day might help. Today we started about an hour later than usual and things went much better (as evidenced by a quote from elijah to peanut--he said in an almost amazed voice "mom and i haven't even fought today!") And just in case, start charging him a quarter every time he gives you a hard time and you can put it in his future defense attorney fund ;)

    In all seriousness though, I know you can do this!

  3. I know for me, I could never homeschool. Not only do I need time away from my kids and they need time away from me, but I am not a teacher. I am not educated enough to teach my children the skills they would learn at school. I try to teach math skills to my kindergartner at home for practice and it's HARD. It's hard to explain it so it makes sense for her. I know it works for some families, and that's great. But I know for us it wouldn't work.

  4. Hugs. I know you are doing the best that you can, and that is all that anyone can ask of you. He will come along. And y'all will figure out what works for both of you. <3

  5. I have found that you always break down right before your break-through! Don't give up but also realize that if you decide NOT to homeschool, you are NOT a failure or a bad mommy. Everyone's family is different. Just keep praying! God can handle this!


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