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i feel like i am failing my son.

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He just turned 6 a few weeks ago. I have been home schooling him this year. We have a terrible school district and i dont want him going to our public school. I though how hard can it be to teach him K. So we started off the year with an online school thing that i decided that i didnt like. So i pulled him from that and started on our own in Jan. He fights he ever step of the way. He doesnt want to practice writing. He doesnt want to practice reading simple words. He doesnt want to do anythi g that schools lke school! Ihe knows names and sounds of 19 of his lletter. I keep heaqring he should know them all by now. I feel like i am failing him but i cant get him to do thw activties with me without a fight. I might just send him to public sxhool in the fall. And he can start at K.
Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 7, 2013 at 7:51 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Tells us what makes a terrible school district.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 7, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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You are.

You made several choices to keep your son from a proper education when you clearly don't have the skills.

The boy is six years old and only knows 19 letters of the alphabet? He should be reading Dr. Seuss and other simple books he should be spelling 3-4 letter words and writing them as well, he should be doing adding and subtracting.

Now you're going to throw him in K and he will be 7 years old.. that means he will be 19 when he has a chance of graduating.

You failed him.

Horribly.


ballerina18
by Platinum Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Are you sure you cannot afford private school? Have you looked into it? A lot of private school programs offer funding and it can be a lot more affordable than you might imagine.

Good luck

Quoting Anonymous:

I know how important education is thats why i wanted to home school our public schools are terrible. We cant afford private.

Quoting Anonymous:

I would out him in public school. Or private if you can afford it. I know you think you're helping him but education is important and homeschooling doesn't work for everyone.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 7, 2013 at 8:56 PM
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Um. Not to sound mean, but I'm having a hard time reading what YOU write.

Not everyone is cut out to be a teacher.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 7, 2013 at 8:57 PM
I play with my kids. We read tons or stories. We go to the park and. Meseusum. We do craft and art projects. There is a ton to do with your young child. More than just learning to read.

Quoting momoftwo0406:

To each there own. I pushed my kids to always do well in school and to push them . They are now in the first grade doing 4th grade work and one in 3rd grade doing 5th grade work. They explore everything more then most kids because they are able to think inside and outside of the box. I never forced my kids to do anything I just encuraged my kids to succeed. Plus I was a SAHM so I had nothing to do but teach my kids and insure that they were more then ready to start school at 5.

Quoting Anonymous:

I dont see a need to rush his reading or to rush a 4 year old into knowing letters and sounds.i want my litle kids to spend a lot of time exploding.



Quoting momoftwo0406:

I"m no help my kids knew how to read fluent by the time they were 6. They new all of their sounds and letters by the time they were 4. I think putting him in school would e a good idea. He could need extra help that you just can't offer him because you are not a teacher. Not saying there is anything wrong you but you are not a teacher.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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 That was uncalled for.

Feel better?

Quoting Anonymous:

You are.

You made several choices to keep your son from a proper education when you clearly don't have the skills.

The boy is six years old and only knows 19 letters of the alphabet? He should be reading Dr. Seuss and other simple books he should be spelling 3-4 letter words, he should be doing adding and subtracting.

Now you're going to throw him in K and he will be 7 years old.. that means he will be 19 when he has a chance of graduating.

You failed him.

Horribly.

 

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 7, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Your child is 6 he isn't a young child he should know these things. You can't even spell Museum! Christ you're RUINING that child!

Quoting Anonymous:

I play with my kids. We read tons or stories. We go to the park and. Meseusum. We do craft and art projects. There is a ton to do with your young child. More than just learning to read.

Quoting momoftwo0406:

To each there own. I pushed my kids to always do well in school and to push them . They are now in the first grade doing 4th grade work and one in 3rd grade doing 5th grade work. They explore everything more then most kids because they are able to think inside and outside of the box. I never forced my kids to do anything I just encuraged my kids to succeed. Plus I was a SAHM so I had nothing to do but teach my kids and insure that they were more then ready to start school at 5.

Quoting Anonymous:

I dont see a need to rush his reading or to rush a 4 year old into knowing letters and sounds.i want my litle kids to spend a lot of time exploding.



Quoting momoftwo0406:

I"m no help my kids knew how to read fluent by the time they were 6. They new all of their sounds and letters by the time they were 4. I think putting him in school would e a good idea. He could need extra help that you just can't offer him because you are not a teacher. Not saying there is anything wrong you but you are not a teacher.



Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 7, 2013 at 8:59 PM

It was VERY called for. The woman is a moron. She should go to jail for failing to educate her child.

Quoting Anonymous:

 That was uncalled for.

Feel better?

Quoting Anonymous:

You are.

You made several choices to keep your son from a proper education when you clearly don't have the skills.

The boy is six years old and only knows 19 letters of the alphabet? He should be reading Dr. Seuss and other simple books he should be spelling 3-4 letter words, he should be doing adding and subtracting.

Now you're going to throw him in K and he will be 7 years old.. that means he will be 19 when he has a chance of graduating.

You failed him.

Horribly.


 


TexanMomOf6
by Gold Member on Apr. 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM

 

Maybe he has vision issues or is dyslexic.

Quoting Anonymous:

We go to kids science meseums all the time and he is advance in science for his age. He uderstand tons. Math he may not know the number but he understand concepts about math.

Quoting TexanMomOf6:

There are so many ways to homeschool. Just because the technique you are using doesn't work with him doesn't mean none of them will. Sitting at a desk and doing the same thing public schools do is not best for some kids.  Go to the library and get some homeschooling books that talk about the why and how. You can teach him the same way you did when he was little.You taught him to walk and talk and get dressed and....so you ARE a teacher.  Talk and play and go visit parks and museums and concerts.


 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Apr. 7, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Many parents are choosing to hold children from school until 6 becuase studys show it is better for them. Many children are not ready to read until 7 or 8. My son can read simple words but doesnt like to. He can also write 3-4 letter words if he wants too. The problem is he doesnt want to do it.

Quoting Anonymous:

You are.

You made several choices to keep your son from a proper education when you clearly don't have the skills.

The boy is six years old and only knows 19 letters of the alphabet? He should be reading Dr. Seuss and other simple books he should be spelling 3-4 letter words and writing them as well, he should be doing adding and subtracting.

Now you're going to throw him in K and he will be 7 years old.. that means he will be 19 when he has a chance of graduating.

You failed him.

Horribly.


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