ONLY creating lesson plans and assignments that make your child happy
Do you make lessons that will keep your child happy? If they are unhappy with an assignment, will you change it? For example, if a child hates worksheets, will you throw out the worksheets and figure out another method to teach the subject? My 3rd grader hates everything school related. I could easily teach everything in a "fun" way, but I feel like he needs to learn to do things he doesn't want to do too. We all have times in life where we have to do things we don't want to do, but we do them anyway. I ask this because he's actually in a private school, and is refusing to do worksheets, writing assignments, and occasionally reading. Science, History and Art he loves. I could easily bring him home to homeschool because my 7 year old is homeschooled, but I don't want to give him this idea that just because he doesn't "want" to do the work, then mommy will save you, homeschool you with only "fun" lessons, no more tough assignments....only what makes you happy. Am I crazy to think that my kids should have to learn that they will have to do things they don't always want to do? Do you make your kids do assignments even if they don't like it, refuse, get mad, throw a fit, take forever, etc?