Lynda - posted on 02/07/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hello, I am excited to find this group. I have a 6 yo daugher, Kayla, in homeschooling for the first time this year. She is in 1st grade and we are using Abeka. My situation is unique in that we travel with my husband full time in a motorhome because my hubby is a minister and we go from church to church. I also have a 2 yo girl who loves attention. I have been struggling to teach her (Kayla) myself, but face challenges such as her getting bored easily, limited space to do fun stuff, limited time at times because we have an unusual schedule, and my own frustration with trying to do everything perfect (I push myself and find myself pushing Kayla). I just decided to try the dvd's to see if that will help. She is very smart and keeps up well, but has a difficult time with me as the teacher (i think). Also, with this program, so far, I have felt like I am tied to her and cannot hardly leave her to work with the 2 yo. My hubby helps as much as he can with her (Addie), but I nurse her and she often wants just momma. I am hoping the dvd's might remedy this.
I know this post is long, but was unsure if anyone might have ideas to help make things interesting, and maybe someone familiar with abeka who might have suggestions. Kayla seems bored at times, so maybe I might even consider changing curriculums for next year.
Thanks in advance.