My son is 10, pulled him out of public school long story short he begged and begged me to, and have been trying to homeschool for two months(he has been in public school k-3rd). He is impossible! Today for example....I asked him to read Isaiah 55:3, he complained that he was somewhere else and didn't want to do what I asked, I suggested he do as I asked and we will make time to explore what he was reading. Eyes rolling, sighing, he takes 10 min to find the verse, then mumbles through it, so I ask him to repeat it again and again until I can finally understand what he was saying...finally we get through the verse... I asked two questions to provoke some thought "why does God allow deafness"? and "Why don't we live in a perfect world"? All I got back was "I dunno I'm not God". At this point we are 45 min into something that should have take maybe 10 min and his attitude is only getting worse. I can't get through, we are doing Konos curriculum and it's like pulling teeth to get him to do ANYTHING! Today we were supposed to take apart a telephone and label the parts then read about Alexander Graham Bell and write a paper.... He doesn't want to do ANYTHING "it's stupid" "that's retarded"or my personal favorite after he has been given an assignment "WHAT! I HAVE TO DO ALL THAT" I feel like everything I get out of him is like pulling teeth all day I find myself dragging him through every lesson, experiment or anything we do, nothing is "easy" he fights me every stepof the way and contributes nothing to a discussion. He argues every point I try to make. Any work he does "complete" is crap, barely legible and far below his ability, so we have to re-do every assignment over and over....I can't keep battling this kid every day!
We have had talks about going back to public school and him needing to participate to make homeschooling work, he will be great the day after a "talk" then rapidly goes down hill, then comes the weekend and we recharge and begin the downward spiral and be wednesday are having the "talk"again
Somebody please put this into perspective for me!!!!!!