When School is Torture

Kids who hate school

Do you have kids who consider school to be a form of torture?

You always wanted to be a fly on the wall of my homeschool, right? Well, here’s your chance! I want to encourage all you homeschool moms who are educating little boys and little girls who despise school. These are kids who’d rather go to the dentist to have their teeth scraped and picked than to sit and do a page of math problems. Continue reading

Teaching Reading…the Purry Pet Way

            It’s a beautiful fall day, probably the last of the year.  I had a brilliant idea:  I would invite my little guy to do his reading lesson outside.  Perhaps this would give him a spark to actually enjoy his reading lesson.  His reading is so slow and laborious, sprinkled with complaints, rabbit-trails, and emotional sighs.  So, what do you do with a little boy, almost 8, who hates to read…and doesn’t really want to learn to read?

            Right away I noticed Caleb was a little more excited about doing his lesson, but the excitement didn’t last long.  It wasn’t long before he was upset and distracted again, “Aargh.  WHY do I have to do this??? <*dramatic sigh*>”  Suddenly our pet kitty, Chloe, hopped up on the picnic table, determined to brighten Caleb’s gloomy outlook. At first Caleb was just annoyed by this furry interruption (as was I).

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