I tell my second grader to do some studying and then I will check him to see how much he absorbed. For example spelling he gets so upset with himself he can't remember I get so upset too because he starts to wine and almost cry. It makes me want to just throw my hands up in the air and say I give up. But we keep trying.
what can you tell to ease the frustration?
Asked by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on Feb. 10, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
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Answer by bi-polarmommy at 1:14 PM on Feb. 11, 2009
I am constantly reassuring my son, especially about his spelling, and he is getting better, here is what works for us: Take a piece of paper, fold it into 3 parts, have him look at the words and write them down, then fold the paper over and read the words to him and he is to write them down, then on the third section, correct any spelling mistakes that he's made. My sons teacher told us about this and for some reason it works good. Maybe from him writing down the words first, it gets ingrained into his brain, I don't know. I'm always telling my son, who is also a second grader that he's smart and can do anything he puts his mind to. I don't accept the words "I CAN'T", he has to at least put in an effort. Good luck, with a little patience things should get better.
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