I'm having a hard time doing school with my second son. He's just about to turn 5 (in a couple days) and I feel like I've just finished teaching my older son the basics (counting, reading, etc.) and now I have to start all over again with the youngest. My older son is only 8 so there's not a huge difference in ages but big enough that they're not doing the same stuff. We do try to work on the same things in science and social studies, but the little one can't or won't sit still for a whole lesson and I know I'm just going to have to go over it with him again in a year or two anyway. We play alot of games, and he pretty much already reads at a 1st grade level, but I feel like I'm not giving him the same time and attention I gave my older son. Maybe it's because thus far everything for my youngest has come so easily (except his speech but that's a different topic), he's known his letters and their sounds since he was 3, has been counting to 10 for a while but can't get past 12 yet, pretty much taught himself to read (the speech issue makes phonetic reading difficult), and has learned other things along side his big brother.
How do you tackle the "UGH, I gotta do this all over again!" feeling?
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