She is 9. She is supposed to read for 25 min every night, then on Thursday she's supposed to write a reading letter to her teacher about what she read about. She comes up with EVERY excuse not to read "my eyes hurt, I'm tired, I'm hungry, he hurt my feelings & now i don't feel like it" If i get too angry with her, her feelings get hurt & she cannot focus. I feel like i have to walk on eggshells when it comes to reading, otherwise it will not get done & everybody will be stressed.
Just now we were in her bed TRYING to read, she accidentally kicked me in my ear & yes, it hurt very badly. I tried not to get too upset, as i know she did not do it on purpose, it was just a weird stretch gone wrong. Anyhow, she kept apologizing about it & i said "I am not upset because you kicked me, i am upset because you will never read easily, there is always an issue with you" Now, she is the victim some how. Somehow i hurt her feelings. UGGGGG! She is so over emotional & i sometimes feel like she uses it to manipulate. I got fed up & told her to call me when she is done crying......which just made her cry more....
Does your kid like to read? If not, how do you get them to read for homework?
She reads well, she just never EVER wants to read.....it kills me especially since all the kids in her class seem to love it & read lots of great books on their own.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:39 PM on Feb. 28, 2011 in General Parenting
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