The last few months of last school year, TL really struggled with his work. It wasn't difficult, he just couldn't seem to get it done. I seemed to be on him all day long.
Unfortunately, this seems to be the trend this year too. Coupled with this blasted heat, my short temper has not made this easy. I yelled several days last week. It doesn't help either that he's very sarcastic (just like me), which makes me even angrier. Nothing like seeing the worst about yourself reflected in your children. All of us have been short tempered and yelling. The heat is just not working for us. My kids love to be outside too much.
I'm made a major effort this week not to get so frustrated. Alot of prayer has been spent on this. Its helped that it hasn't been so hot, however, today and tomorrow are supposed to be close to 100. Pray for me.
This week, I handed TL a list of all the work that had to be done for the week. He started Monday off trying to finish his work for the day and didn't quite succeed. Yesterday, he completed all of his reading assignments and questions for the week. He also finished all of his math lessons but one. He seems to like working this way and that's fine with me. I've also learned to make sure he's nearby so that I can answer questions quickly or gently steer him back to work.
I love that he loves to read and that he has an active imagination, but this was driving me crazy!!
I've been studying Help for the Harried Homeschooler! I figured with four students this year, I could use the help!! My focus is on fixing my own behavior to give them a good role model. I'm praying for this struggle of mine!