Do you guys ever have times that you just think you can't do it anymore?
Every day this year has been tough and not getting better. I can't get them willing to even do the basics (like brushing their teeth and taking showers) without problems. School is OK while I'm teaching, but asking them to do anything is pulling teeth, shortcuts, having to re-do until it's a worthy effort, etc..
I feel like I'm failing them, and today I cracked and said, "Fine, if you don't like the way Mom is teaching and don't want to obey, then you can spend the whole day at the table just copying a book."